Darling Wind Farm

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Darling Wind Farm
Darling South Africa wind turbines.jpg
Darling Wind Farm, Western Cape, South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Location13 km north west of Darling, Western Cape
Coordinates33°19′1″S 18°15′34″E / 33.31694°S 18.25944°E / -33.31694; 18.25944Coordinates: 33°19′1″S 18°15′34″E / 33.31694°S 18.25944°E / -33.31694; 18.25944
StatusOperational
Commission date1 May 2008
Owner(s)ENERTRAG South Africa
Power generation
Units operational4 turbines
Nameplate capacity5.2 MW

Darling Wind Farm was one of the first three wind farms in South Africa. It is located 70 km (43 mi) north of Cape Town, between Darling and Yzerfontein on the west coast of South Africa. Darling Wind Power was incorporated in 2004 as the special purpose vehicle to develop, construct, finance, own and operate the Darling Wind Farm, which was at the time declared a national demonstration project.

On 16 October 2018, ENERTRAG South Africa acquired 100% of the shares of Darling Wind Power (Pty) Ltd from Clean Energy Africa Investments (Pty) Ltd.

Design[edit]

The plant consists of four Fuhrländer FL1250 horizontal axis wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 5.2 MW and reached commercial operation on 1 May 2008. It was financed primarily by funding from The Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Operation[edit]

The Darling Wind Farm is selling its green electricity under two Power Purchase Agreements, one with the City of Cape Town, and one with POWERX . Under these two agreements, the four wind turbines feed 8 million kWh of green electricity into the grid.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Office – ENERTRAG South Africa". www.enertragsa.co.za. Retrieved 2018-10-29.