Renewable energy is the wind beneath the wings of passionate and determined Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, whose vision is to power Africa. “My business model is set on this continent and I want the time to come when nobody studies by candlelight,” she declares.
DLO Energy Resources is already involved as a co-developer of one solar power plant and two wind farms, both located in De Aar in the Northern Cape.
The latter have a combined capacity of 244 megawatts, making them among the largest wind farms currently being developed in Africa.
“We also have a gas-to-power project pipeline here, and in Nigeria we are currently developing a solar project pipeline,” says Mabhena-Olagunju.
Furthermore, DLO provides legal and regulatory advisory services to investors, developers and governments wanting to create energy projects.
As a lawyer who graduated from the University of Cape Town with an LLB and went on to obtain her LLM in oil and gas law (with distinction) from the University of Aberdeen in the UK, she’s well placed to offer legal advice in her sector.
While in Aberdeen, she ended up working on a renewable energy project.