Kruger receives first solar power stations

Kruger receives first solar power stations

Kruger solar power

On 26 September, Total South Africa revealed the model of the solar service stations at Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park. The reveal initiates Total’s Global Solarisation Project, which will see 282 South African service stations fully solarised by 2021.

The Solarisation Project is a global initiative, targeting roughly 5 000 service stations around the world, with Africa as the primary benefactor, accounting for nearly 50% of the installations worldwide.

The project drives several efficiencies for us, including reducing the Company’s carbon emissions by 100 000 tonnes per year, as well as reduce the electricity bill by over R574 million per year.

‘Total embarked on the solarisation project in response to anticipated changes in customer expectations and their relationship with energy,’ said MD and CEO Pierre-Yves Sachet. ‘This is an opportunity to demonstrate the need for responsible energy consumption, in light of a growing global population with increasing energy needs. We firmly believe that it is possible and necessary to produce, process and supply affordable energy, while meeting the highest HSE standards.’

This reveal coincides with Total South Africa’s 60-year partnership celebrations with SANParks.  ‘After 60 years in partnership with Total South Africa, it gives us a great pleasure to be working with a brand that shares our goals and vision in conserving our environment and investing responsible resource usage. SANParks is honoured to be the host of some of the first solarised service stations in South Africa and we cannot think of a better way to kick off another 60 years of partnership than with global project dedicated to conservation,’ says Fundisile Mketeni, SANParks CEO.

 

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