The Project Management Office (PMO) was established in partnership with H1 Holdings, a 100% black-owned clean energy company based in South Africa with support from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The PMO is a strategic vehicle that drives sector collaboration and project implementation with Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Together we have identified high impact socio-economic development projects for IPPs in South Africa.
The PMO serves to decrease duplication of SED efforts and prioritises co-funding to scale projects,. We aim to bring in cross industry expertise, align with government priorities and, coordinate stakeholder involvement and project implementation.
We have developed a pipeline of projects that will deliver long term growth for communities, initially with a strong focus in the Northern Cape. These include livestock farming, biodiversity conservation, telecoms network upgrades, an aircraft parking facility and a grape farming empowerment project. These projects, at different levels, play a critical economic and social role in the Northern Cape. The first of the projects to roll-out is the livestock project where we have partnered with the Department of Agriculture and the Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality, using their current livestock and environment programmes and knowledge of the district, to structure a collaborative livestock programme for the district IPPs who can take the first strategic step in uplifting local farmers by supporting this project.
Our project structuring considers a region wide approach, partnerships, project success measurements and drives implementation. It engages the following process.
Co-creation with collaborators
Bringing together public and private partners and structuring the collaboration
Understanding metrics currently being used and intended outcomes of current projects
Location & context research
Use an asset-based approach. Identifying the ED opportunities and building on existing strengths in the region.
Generate synergies with other IPPs or partners across sectors for scale
Frame the projects for the long-term, identify areas for growth and match that to the sector cash flows
Value chain analysis to identify the scalability of the projects
Community inclusion & Impact
Identify the likely community benefits across the value chain under different scenarios
Drive holistic development to enable job creation, and the formation of new industries
Set indicators for success of the project using barriers and assumptions
Produce a MERL framework then structure our reporting to match the REIPPPP compliance reporting
Structure an implementation model with integration value for the community
Strategic blueprint for technical implementation partners
Commonage farmer land in Noupoort, Northern Cape
Sheep at the Grootfontein Agricultural College
Noupoort Wind Farm in the distance across the farmer commonage land
Interviewing informal farmer on the needs for his sheep
High impact economic development
Within the renewable energy eco-system