Socio-economic development plan

AltGen created a Socio-Economic Development Plan for a 75MW PV project located on the West Coast of South Africa.

This entailed carrying out a detailed community needs assessment to determine the critical socio-economic related initiatives and associated areas of intervention for local communities within 50km of the site.

The needs identified were based on social ills such as alcohol, drug and domestic abuse as well as job creation and skills development. AltGen provided a high-level strategy to implement critical initiatives with an integrated development approach with the Department of Energy, key community members, municipal stakeholders as well as other independent power producers as essential partners.

The proposal supported the creation of a best practice community monitoring and reporting system in line with developmental best practices.