Mainstream is focused particularly on emerging markets. Our experience in emerging markets has been very successful with local development partners and government partnerships. For example in South Africa, Mainstream is one of the largest renewable energy developers. To date, we have won over 845 megawatts of power from the governments REIPPP. With our local knowledge of the market, we have indepth knowledge to position ourselves to deliver cost competitive bids, Round 4 saw wind bids at 62c/kWh – which compares to the estimated cost of 182c/kWh for the Medupi coal powered station in South Africa. Mainstream has also successfully secured two wind projects in Chile for 265 megawatts resulting from the Chilean tenders in late 2015.
Our local teams are highly experienced to develop and manage the development process through to the delivery of a project into operations but can also draw on our global employee network for expertise or experience in other areas such as finance.