Solutions Designed for Sustainable Impact

Our Accomplishments

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Our Commitment

Sustainability is central to our business strategy of bettering lives through renewable energy development. We are committed to environmental stewardship, uplifting our communities, and delivering great financial returns for our stakeholders and local partners by realising our vision of powering a cleaner world.

Where we add sustainable impact:


  • Investments
  • Energy security improvement
  • Economic development


  • Employments
  • Health and education

Environmental factors

  • Greenhouse gas emissions reductions
  • Natural resources savings
  • Climate resilience

Our priorities:

Climate change resilience

Legal, regulatory, and compliance excellence


Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible environmental stewardship
Supporting job and business creation

Key Stakeholders & Partners

Our key stakeholders and partners for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:


  • Communities are our critical stakeholders
  • Objective is to empower vulnerable communities, women, and youth


  • Laying the regulatory foundation for us to achieve our mandate


  • Scaling impact through collaboration and partnerships with business


Research & education

  • Partner and collaborate with tertiary and research institutions, schools, including the three Exxaro University Chairs


Renewable energy sector

  • Collaboration and partnerships with competitors to form stronger entities to achieve greater output

Implementation partners

  • Consulting firms to assist with achieving higher social impact

We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Inclusive and equitable education for all

Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and productive, decent work for all

Resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Sustainable and resilient human settlements

Ensure sustainable consumption and production

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact

Cennergi Partnerships

Strengthen the means of implementation through partnerships

Health & Safety

Cennergi was formed from the merger of two significant corporations with a heritage in both the mining and energy sectors. This instilled a fundamental obligation to ensure legal compliance and to drive health and safety excellence in all aspects of the business. Cennergi has a “zero harm” commitment and works closely with its contractors to continuously monitor HSE on site, to ensure consistent incident reporting, and to ensure that all corrective and preventative actions are taken to minimise risk.

Additionally, Cennergi performs regular internal and external HSE audits to ensure all processes and procedures are in place and followed by all employees and contractors on site. Cennergi is proud and fortunate to confirm that it has not suffered any fatalities at its facilities, nor has it suffered any LTIs over the past two years.

Community Projects

We recognise that working together with our local communities is essential for successful and sustainable project development. When our communities prosper, we do too.

We conduct opportunity and needs analyses for local communities to better understand their development challenges and put strategic plans into place to help support socio-economic development (SED) and enterprise development (EnD)) initiatives that are relevant to them.

Our key focus areas include: a tertiary education bursary programme; early childhood and basic education; community infrastructure, health, safety and security; skills and capacity development programmes; and enterprise development. Our aim is to develop socially responsible and sustainable projects that reduce poverty, inequality, and unemployment.

As part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP), our two wind farms have committed to spending a percentage of their revenue on SED and EnD programmes in communities located within a 50km radius.

Community Trusts

We understand that transparency and community participation are key drivers of implementing effective socio-economic and enterprise development programmes in our local communities. As such, Cennergi founded the Amakhala Emoyeni Community Fund Trust (AECFT) and Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust (TWFT) to implement SED and EnD programmes on its behalf.

Each Trust’s Board of Trustees are ultimately responsible for governing the Trust and driving socio-economic and enterprise development programmes in the communities. All Trustees, with exception of the Founder representative, were nominated by their respective communities and appointed by the Master of the High Court.

Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm

Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm

To redress the inequalities of the past and to help escalate the economic and social transformation for farm workers and communities in the Adelaide, Bedford, Cookhouse, and Somerset East areas, the AECFT bursary programme was successfully launched in 2020, at an annual cost of more than R1.3 million. The beneficiaries are students who are determined to become successful individuals that can support their families and give back to their communities.

The Trust has invested approximately R1.06 million into skills development initiatives, such as the Welding and Plumbing Training Programme, which was hosted by the East Cape Training Centre in Gqeberha. A total of 40 unemployed youth from Bedford, Adelaide, Cookhouse and Somerset East benefitted from this training initiative.

The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the communities around the wind farm. In response to the urgent situation, AECFT, together with its  community beneficiary  Trusts (namely Amakhala Emoyeni Cookhouse Trust and Amakhala Emoyeni Bedford Trust) provided food parcels to more than 4,300 needy households. The Trusts also donated PPE, safety equipment, hygiene products, and four industrial-size washing machines to assist. To protect frontline workers and aid patients, several oxygen concentrators, as well as gloves, masks, and sanitiser stands were supplied to the three major hospitals and clinics that support the local community

Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm

Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm

Education is a central focus of Cennergi’s community upliftment efforts. Early childhood development (ECD) is vital in this regard, and as such, TWFT introduced an education development and capacity building programme. It entails teacher training and capacitation, home visits, and parent support programmes for six local creches. The programme’s aim is to see children develop into ambitious, confident, knowledgeable, and dynamic future leaders. 

Furthermore, TWFT initiated a bursary funding programme to provide financial support to competent and deserving students from disadvantaged families. It supports students from Kouga, Koukamma and AmaMfengu communities, and approximately R1.2 million is invested in the programme each year. 

When it comes to enterprise development, we aim to empower local businesses and entrepreneurs in ways that are relevant to their unique interests. Emerging black dairy farmers were supplied with the equipment they needed to increase milk production and further employment opportunities in the community, at a project cost of R2 million. NNP Women Poultry, a 100% local, woman-owned business supplying chicken eggs within and around the Tsitsikamma areas, Lihlumile Project – a newly established vegetable tunnel project located in Wittekleibosch, Guava Juice Piggery Project, and Jwayi Mbombela Carpentry are just some of the initiatives that TCWF has supported with the necessary skills, machinery, tools and equipment to the value of R2.8 million, collectively, to enhance their business services.


Cennergi is committed to sustainability and powering a cleaner world. Preserving resources and safeguarding the environment are essential aspects of our entire operation.

We have dedicated in-house environmental and social teams at both the corporate and asset level. Our renewable energy facilities have Environmental Management Programmes (EMPs) in place and maintain Integrated Management System (IMS) in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, the Equator Principles, the IFC Performance Standards, the World Bank EHS Guidelines, and the IFC ESMS Implementation Handbook.

Cennergi’s environmental sustainability measures include:

We have developed a Biodiversity Monitoring  and Mitigation Plan with the overarching goal of achieving no net loss of biodiversity. We have committed to a zero-fatality threshold of priority birds such as Cape Vulture, Tawny Eagle, Black Harrier, Martial Eagle, Denham’s Bustard, Blue Crane, White-bellied Korhaan, Southern black Korhaan, and Secretary bird.  We also contribute to the wider conservation of Cape Vulture in the area. The project contributes towards research conducted by the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and aims at establishing the first Vulture Safe Zone for the Eastern Cape region.   In addition, we are implementing turbine bat curtailment to reduce bat fatalities on site. This includes proactive monitoring programmes run by local, 100% black-owned companies.

Governance & Ethics

Leading the way forward

Our Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for our response to biodiversity loss and conservation efforts. We have a risk committee which oversees and mitigates the social and environmental risks specific to each of our wind farms.

Renewable solutions with unrivaled value

In consultation with our clients, we identify the needs of a project, apply our procurement systems, and find the most suitable entities to deliver the best results while diligently managing the day to day operation of your SPV. Partnering with Cennergi allows you to sit back and see your investment perform. 
Cennergi is ready to step in and optimise your renewable energy asset at any stage of its development or operation.”

B-BBEE Recognition

As a proudly South African company, Cennergi is committed to transformation. All Cennergi subsidiaries are B-BBEE Level 2 certified, as included in Exxaro Resources Ltd’s certification.