Avon / Dedisa Peaking Power

TRANSACTION OVERVIEW

Hulisani extended a convertible loan to Legend Power Solutions (LPS), a company with an underlying investment in Avon and Dedisa Peaking Power. The convertible loan entitles Hulisani to 9% of the equity in Avon and Dedisa. LPS holds a 27% equity stake in each plant.

BACKGROUND

• The plants were developed in terms of the Department of Energy’s IPP Peaking Power Generation Project Programme and are designed to operate for short periods during peak demand conditions;

• The Avon and Dedisa plants have a combined capacity of 1005 MW and provide contracted peak power to Eskom; and

• This asset provides opportunities in the operation of OCGT plants in South Africa, as well as the gas economy.

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

• The Avon and Dedisa OCGT Plants have signed 15-year PPAs with Eskom with the option to renew for another 15 years;

• Hulisani will be entitled to distributable profits from the operation of the Avon and Dedisa OCGT Plants;

• The investment ensures enhanced black participation in the operation of the biggest IPP in South Africa, as well as opportunities for further industrialisation in the gas economy;

• This plant has the potential to convert to gas, thereby moving South Africa towards a low carbon energy production asset;

• It has a plant life that is close to double that of the 15 years in the PPAs, with the potential to renew the agreement for a further 15 years; and

Project Details

Country:

South Africa

Capacity:

1146 MW
(Avon -764MW)
(Dedisa – 382MW)

Operational:

Dedisa – Yes

Purchase Price:

R100, 000, 000

Investment:

13.5%