Renewable Energy

Sustainable Development

"Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
UN Our Common Future Report

Montigny plans to use the biomass available from our 50 000+ hectares of plantations to power a renewable biomass power plant at our present mill site. The plant will be the first of its kind in the country with an aim to displace imported coal-fired power with local, clean energy.

Swaziland has the potential to run on 100% renewables by harnessing the vast local resources available. Between the timber and sugar industries alone 150 MW could be sustainably produced from biomass each year.

Montigny is presently piloting a community forestry programme with our neighbours that transforms invasive Wattle Jungles into smallholder plantations.

The Wattle Jungle biomass will provide additional feedstock to the power plant & additional income to impoverished communities.

With our projects, Montigny hopes to build a community and marketplace focused on sustainable development in Swaziland.

Swaziland's Resources

Swaziland has the potential to run on 100% renewables by harnessing the vast local resources available.

Biomass Hydro Solar Wind Energy Efficiency Measures

In the News:

Observer - 2050 Supplement: Montigny Celebrates 53 years
Swazi Times - Earth Hour Supplement: Montigny Adds Value
Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP): Montigny’s Success Story Feature Article
Business Day Article: Biomass: The Energy Answer for Swaziland
ESI Africa: Swaziland to procure 28% power through biomass
Renewable Energie World: Swaziland Plans 35-MW Biomass Plant
Montigny’s Interview Feature: Power in Africa: Expert Insights
EEP Africa: Montigny’s project information available on the EEP Project Notice Board

28%
Electricity Demand

The plant will supply a minimum of 28% of Swaziland’s total electricity demand

1m tons
Fibre Flow

Currently we process 1 million tons fibre annually, expecting to grow to 1,5 million tons by 2020

3 years
Power supply

The project aims to supply power within 3 years

23km
Logistical Advantage

Uniquely short average lead distance from harvesting points to Usutu Mill 23km

275m+
Economy Boost

Through job creation and local investment, the local economy to grow by at least E 275 000 000+ a year

30000ha
Wattle Extension Programme

The Programme's goal is to transform 30 000ha of invasive wattle jungles into plantations, drastically increasing timber yields and community livelihoods

Contact Montigny’s Head of Strategic Initiatives, Kelly Cure by email Kelly.cure@montigny.co.sz

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