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DRDGold building initial 20 MW solar, 100 MW storage at Ergo gold operation

With a view to reducing its carbon footprint as well as addressing the uncertainty of the supply and cost of electricity, surface gold mining company DRDGold has taken a decision to construct a solar power plant and a power storage facility at Ergo, the gold from mine waste operation on the East Rand The board of the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company has approved the capital expenditure for the first phase, involving the upgrade of the existing supply line to the Brakpan/Withok tailings storage facility to 88 kVA, the construction of an initial 20 MW photovoltaic plant, and ten power storage facilities of 10 MW each. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.)

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