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Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the launch of a pan-African renewable energy generation platform, Lekela Power, which it has formed along with Actis.

Lekela Power will provide between 700 and 900MW of wind and solar power across Africa by 2018. Mainstream and Actis have already formed two partnerships in South Africa and Chile. Lekela Power will operate in a similar fashion to the existing partnerships with Mainstream taking responsibility for the full end-to-end management of the projects; including site identification, project development, construction management as well as the operations and maintenance of plants. Last week Mainstream announced financial close and the start of construction for three wind farms in South Africa with a combined capacity of 360MW. These projects will form the core of the Lekela platform. Mainstream also has a pipeline of other projects across Africa which will transfer to the Lekela platform at financial close.

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