Redefining Africa’s Energy Future


DLO Energy Resource Group

About Us

DLO Energy Resources Group

Is a diversified group of companies operating within the energy and infrastructure sector in Africa. It comprises of an energy investment arm with a wide-ranging portfolio in the renewable energy sector including wind and solar PV technology and currently developing its portfolio amongst other energy technologies. Our goal is to become Africa’s largest wholly black female owned energy company with a diversified portfolio of energy assets across different technologies.

DLO also provides legal and regulatory advisory services through it advisory arm DLO Energy Resources Advisory (Pty) Ltd.

Lastly the group owns and operates a boutique energy & infrastructure events company through DLO Energy Resources Events (Pty) Ltd which in turn owns the Africa Power Roundtable.

Projects

SOUTH AFRICA
DLO Energy Resources has been successful under the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme and has been awarded 3 projects of up to 249 MW of which 244 have reach commercial operation.

LONGYUAN MULILO DE AAR WIND POWER
DLO Energy Resources is a co-developer and shareholder in the Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Wind Power project which was bid and won under round 3 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme.

PROJECT STATUS: Operational November 2017
CAPACITY: 100 Megawatt Wind Energy Facility
LOCATION: 15km South-West of De Aar, Northern Cape
TECHNOLOGY: 67 x UPC 86 1.5MW Wind Turbine Generators 86m blade diameter
GRID CONNECTION POINT: Hydra Substation De Aar
SPONSORS: China Longyuan Power Group Limited; DLO Energy Resources (Pty)Ltd, Sula Energy (Pty) Ltd, Mulilo De Aar Wind Community Trust and Mulilo Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd.

 

LONGYUAN MULILO DE AAR 2 NORTH 144MW
DLO Energy Resources is a co-developer and shareholder in the Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Power project which was bid and won under round 3 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme.

PROJECT STATUS: Operational November 2017
CAPACITY: 140 Megawatt Wind Energy Facility
LOCATION: De Aar Northern Cape
TECHNOLOGY: 80m Hub Height 1.5MW UPC Wind Turbine Generators
SPONSORS: China Longyuan Power Group Limited; DLO Energy Resources (Pty)Ltd, Sula Energy (Pty) Ltd, Mulilo De Aar Wind Community Trust and Mulilo Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd.

DU PLESSIS SOLAR PV4 – 5MW
DLO Energy Resources is a co-developer and shareholder in the Du Plessis solar PV4 project which was bid and won under the first round of the small projects procurement under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme.

STATUS: Awaiting financial close.
CAPACITY: 5 Megawatt Solar PV
LOCATION: De Aar, Northern Cape
EPC: Juwi
O&M: Juwi
TECHNICAL: Single Axis Tracking, rammed piles
BYD Solar Modules 315Wp
ABB Inverters stations
22kV connection

 

Project Portfolio

WIND

DLO is a co-developer of two wind farms with the joint capacity of 244MW located in De Aar in South Africa. Both of the projects were successfully bid and closed under the third bidding round of the renewable energy IPP programme.

The wind farms have a combined capacity of 244MW making them amongst the largest wind farms currently being developed on the continent. Both projects are currently under construction.

The projects were also awarded “Excellent Projects in 2014” by the South African Wind Energy Association in November 2014. They were also featured in the September issue of Forbes Africa magazine.

SOLAR

DLO is a co-developer for 2 5 MW solar pv power plants in De Aar South Africa. One of the projects has been awarded preferred bidder status and is currently undergoing financial close.


PROJECT PIPELINE

Gas to Power –South Africa
• Partnering in a consortium for the bundled approach to the GTP Programme under the South African shareholding requirement.
• Provision of Ancillary services within the Gas to Power Supply Chain.


Renewable Energy - Nigeria
Currently developing a solar PV project pipeline of 300MW in Nigeria.

Project Partners

 

 

DLO ENERGY RESOURCES ADVISORY

In addition to our development experience we bring experience in providing legal and regulatory advisory services to investors, developers and governments looking to develop projects or programmes. We have worked extensively in South Africa as well as other parts of the continent including but not limited to Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria and Namibia.

DLO ENERGY RESOURCES EVENTS

DLO Energy Resources Events (Pty) Ltd owns and operates a boutique energy & infrastructure events company through which we own and operate industry conferences such as Africa Power Roundtable and African Women in Power

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Media & Awards

Wind

International Experience Power Projects

Solar

Our Awards in 2015 and 2016

Management Team

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is the Founder & Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd a wholly black female owned independent power producer with a portfolio of wind and solar energy projects in South Africa. The company is currently operating of Africa’s largest wind farms with a capacity of 244MW these projects were also awarded “Excellent Projects in 2014” by the South African Wind Energy Association. DLO is also currently developing a project pipeline in Nigeria and Botswana comprising of both renewable energy projects as well as gas to power projects. The company’s objective is to become the continent’s largest majority black female owned development and Investment Company on the continent.

In 2017 Mabhena-Olagunju was listed in the Choiseul 100 Africa Economic Leaders For Tomorrow. In 2016 she was recognised as the Young Business Leader for Southern Africa under the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in the same year she was recognised as the overall winner of the ELLE Boss awards. In 2015 she was recognised as the “Best emerging entrepreneur” by Forbes Women Africa in the same year her company DLO was also awarded most innovative black business by the Black Business Quarterly.

She has also been featured on the front cover of Forbes Africa and has been recognised by ESI as 1 of the 50 Most Influential People in the African Power Sector. In 2014 she was featured on Oprah’s Power List amongst the 20 most powerful women in Africa.

She is the only African currently sitting on the selection committee of the Zayed Future Awards. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumini . She holds an LLB from UCT and an LLM from the University of Aberdeen. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Sifiso Shongwe

Sifiso Shongwe founded Qual Capital Management in April 2013. He is currently the CEO of Qual Capital Management. In this role he is responsible for the P&L and strategic vision of the business.

From 2009 to 2013 he held the position of Head of Barclays / Absa Mortgage Loans managing a ZAR 221 billion balance sheet (the largest balance sheet for the group).

Prior to Barclays / Absa he was Senior Partner at Ernst & Young from 2005 to 2009 responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and Infrastructure Finance for the Africa Region.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Sifiso served in various positions in a number of financial institutions in the USA and the UK such as Colonial Bank and N.M. Rothschild.

Sifiso, a South African national has over 20 years of credit, operations and front office experience across retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking. His successes have been achieved largely due to the convergence of his deep strategic insight, in-depth experience across multiple operational and product areas and keen ability to drive implementation. He has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to optimize a business within a challenging regulatory environment in both the up and down cycle, involving dynamically adjusting the operating model in the down cycle whilst focusing on costs to ensure the continued organic growth of the business.

His most recent achievement was building Absa Mortgages to a position of market leadership with regards to efficiencies and profitability. Sifiso was also the lead advisor to the Government of Mozambique on the Infrastructure Journal 2007 African Power Deal of the Year, the 2085MW Hydroelectrica Cahora Bassa restructuring finance involving the successful placement of over US$950 million in subordinated debt.

Veronica Mabhena

Veronica Pindiwe Mabhena is the Operations' Director of Sula Group which is an Electrical Services and Renewable Energy company. Under her guidance the Group of companies has secured numerous contracts and achieved sound financial and business growth. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from IMM.

Sakhi Dumakude

Sakhi is the Managing Director of Usizo Engineering a 100% Black owned South African entity in the technical field of Electrical Energy Sector (Project Design, Procurement, Construction Management, Electrical Network Operations & Maintenance). He is also the co-founder of Power 1 an investment company with equity in a number of renewable energy projects under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme. He holds a BSc Eng (Electrical) University of Cape Town 1988. He has over 27 years of experience in the power sector.

Puleng Manare

Puleng has over 8 years’ investment banking experience, having previously worked at Fieldstone, Morgan Stanley and Fidelis. She has been involved in the execution of numerous project finance, M&A, strategic advisory and capital markets transactions in the Energy, Mining and Telecommunications sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Puleng has in-depth experience in project finance and the power sector, and is an accomplished power sector financial modeler. Her most recent transactions include: ongoing advisory for a hydropower station in Zambia; financial advisory for the bidding of one CSP and four solar PV projects in Round 4.5 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy IPP Programme (REIPPPP); transaction advisory for a mining project finance transaction; and financial advisory for bidding and closing the 75MW Total Mulilo solar PV project in Round 3 of the REIPPP Programme.

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