Lekela Power sold in “Africa’s biggest renewable energy deal”

Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power have sold Lekela Power to the Infinity Group of Egypt and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).

With an installed wind power capacity of 1 GW, Lekela Power is Africa’s largest pure-play renewable energy independent power producer (IPP). The platform was until now owned at 60% by Actis and 40% by Mainstream Renewable Power Africa Holdings. It currently owns five operational wind farms in South Africa (624 MW), one in Egypt (252 MW), and one in Senegal (159 MW).

“This acquisition marks an important milestone in our journey to build a 3GW renewable energy platform. Working together with our partner, Infinity, we aim to more than double the capacity of our joint operating assets over the next 4 years, which stands at 1.4 GW after the Lekela acquisition,” said Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC.

Several projects are already in Lekela Power’s pipeline including the expansion of Senegal’s 159 MW Taiba Ndiaye Wind Farm by 100 MW and the addition of 175 MWh of battery storage. In Ghana, the platform is also planning the Ayitepa Wind Farm in two phases of 150 MW and 75 MW.

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