NuPlanet covers the development and ownership as well as the operation and maintenance of small hydropower plants in Southern Africa. Being one of the first and award winning independent power plant (IPP) developers in South Africa, as well as the market leader in small hydro power, NuPlanet has set a new benchmark in the renewable energy sector. As a company we pride ourselves on our innovation, long term vision, ethical business practices and our commitment to sustainable development.

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NuPlanet House, 53 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Park , Pretoria , 0020 South Africa
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Industry Type:
Hydro Power
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Internationally (various countries)
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NuPlanet is a growing energy company focussed on hydro power. Our focus is on the development, construction and operation of green-field and refurbished independent power plants (IPPs) in the range of 2MW to 50 MW across Southern Africa.

We have successfully developed the 7MW Bethlehem Hydro IPP, the first green field hydro to be built in South Africa since the mid 1980s. Combined with the new projects we are currently developing, our track record places NuPlanet as the foremost developer and long-term investor in the hydro power sector in South Africa.

NuPlanet has roots going back to a Dutch based project management consulting group established in 2000. From our initial focus on project management consulting on projects in over 20 countries, the company has evolved and restructured to emerge as a wholly owned, hydro-focused, South African company in 2006.


Operational projects

Projects under development
NuPlanet has obtained exclusive development rights on a number of other projects in Southern Africa. These green field projects will have total combined installed capacity of 13 MW and will cost an estimated USD 50 million to construct.

Green House Gas Emission Reductions
All the projects that NuPlanet owns or develops will result in the reduction of green house gas emmisions. NuPlanet intends to sell the resulting emission reductions under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) or other suitable emission trading regimes.

Bethlehem Hydro was one of the first three registered CDM projects in South Africa and will result in the reduction of some 40 000 tons of CO2 per annum. The projects currently under development will result in savings of a further 60 000 tons of CO2 per annum.