List of wind farms in South Africa

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Jeffreys Bay windfarm off the N2 between Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp

The first large scale wind farm in South Africa became operational in 2014, and others are in planning and construction stages. Most of these are earmarked for locations along the Eastern Cape coastline. Eskom has constructed one small scale prototype windfarm at Klipheuwel in the Western Cape and another demonstrator site is near Darling with phase 1 completed.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). This is a tender process consisting of "Rounds" where the cheapest tariff and most competitive Economic Development score is awarded a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eskom (the state-owned utility) as the Off-taker. The National Treasury has fully underwritten the PPAs.

Round 1 and Round 2 are mostly completed, Round 3 currently under construction And Round 4 awarded. In Round 1 and 2 there where 15 wind projects were awarded with 20 year PPAs and successfully reached financial close. Progress is ongoing on numerous projects.[1][2][3]

Wind farm Province Turbine model Power per turbine (MW) No. of Turbines Total Nameplate capacity (MW) Online Developer Operator Owner Coordinates Website
Amakhala Emoyeni Eastern Cape Nordex N117 2.4 56 134.4 2016/05 Watt Energy

Tata Power

Cennergi/ND 32°10′41″S 25°57′31.4″E / 32.17806°S 25.958722°E / -32.17806; 25.958722 (Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm) [1]
Chaba Eastern Cape Vestas V112 3 7 21.5 2015/09 EDF EDF EDF
Coega Eastern Cape Vestas V90 1.8 24 (34) 43.2 (2010) Avianto Energy [nl] Avianto Energy 33°45′16″S 25°40′30″E / 33.75444°S 25.67500°E / -33.75444; 25.67500 (Coega Wind Farm) [4]
Cookhouse Eastern Cape Suzlon S88 2.1 66 138.6 2014 WPO ACED / Suzlon Old Mutual 32°42′S 25°54′E / 32.70°S 25.90°E / -32.70; 25.90 (Cookhouse Wind Farm) [5]
Copperton Northern Cape 51 102 Elawan Elawan Elawan
Darling Western Cape Fuhrländer 1.3 4 (10) 5.2 (13.2) 2008 Darling Independent Power Producer Eskom 33°19′55″S 18°14′38″E / 33.33195°S 18.24378°E / -33.33195; 18.24378 (Darling Wind Farm) [2] [6]
De Aar1 Maanhaarberg Northern Cape UPC 86 1.5 67 96 2013 Longyuan Mulilo Consortium Longyuan Longyuan 30°43′00″S 23°55′14″E / 30.7165787°S 23.920607°E / -30.7165787; 23.920607 (De Aar1 Wind Farm) [3][4]
De Aar2 North Wind Northern Cape UPC 86 1.5 96 139 2013 Longyuan Mulilo Consortium Longyuan Longyuan 30°32′32″S 24°19′11″E / 30.5421678°S 24.3197096°E / -30.5421678; 24.3197096 (De Aar2 Wind Farm) [5][6]
Dassiesklip Western Cape Sinovel SL3000 3 9 27 2014/07 BioTherm Energy BioTherm Energy 34°08′16″S 19°13′42″E / 34.13764°S 19.22835°E / -34.13764; 19.22835 (Dassiesklip Wind Farm) [7]
Dorper WF Eastern Cape Nordex N100 2.5 40 100 2015/05 Nordex Energy Nordex Energy Rainmaker Sumitomo 31°26′S 26°24′E / 31.43°S 26.40°E / -31.43; 26.40 (Dorper Wind Farm) [7]
Excelsior Western Cape Goldwind GW121 2.5 13 32.5
Gibson Bay Wind Farm Eastern Cape Nordex N90 3 37 111 2017/05 Enel Greenpower Enel Greenpower [8]
Gouda Western Cape Acciona 3 46 138 2015/09 Acciona Energia Acciona Energia Acciona 33°18′00″S 19°02′00″E / 33.3°S 19.033333°E / -33.3; 19.033333 (Gouda Wind Farm) [8]
Grahamstow Eastern Cape 8 24 Innovent
Grassridge Eastern Cape Vestas V112 3 20 61.5 2015 EDF renewables EDF renewables EDF 33°39′24″S 25°35′05″E / 33.6567145°S 25.5847964°E / -33.6567145; 25.5847964 (Grassridge Wind Farm) [9]
Hopefield Western Cape Vestas V100 1.8 37 66.6 2014 Umoya Energy RMB [9]
Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm Eastern Cape Siemens 2.3 MW 101 2.3 60 138 2014[10] Mainstream Renewable Power Globeleq South Africa Management Services Globeleq 34°00'08.5"S 24°51'01.4"E [10]
Kangnas Northern Cape Siemens 2.3 MW 108 2.3 61 140 Mainstream Renewable Power Lekela Power/ND
Khobab Wind Farm Northern Cape Siemens 2.5 61 140 2018 Mainstream Renewable Power Mainstream Asset Management Lekela Power 30°26'03.9"S 19°33'14.2"E [11]
Klipheuwel (dismantled) Western Cape Vestas V47

Vestas V66

Jeumont J48

0.66

1.75

0.75

3 3.16 2002 Eskom Generating Division Eskom 33°41′43″S 18°43′30″E / 33.69539°S 18.72512°E / -33.69539; 18.72512 (Klipheuwel Wind Farm) [12]
Loeriesfontein 2 Northern Cape Siemens 2.5 61 140 2017/07 Mainstream Renewable Power Mainstream Asset Management Lekela Power 30°24'12.1"S 19°35'20.4"E [13]
Nobelsfontaine Northern Cape Vestas V100 1.8 41 73.8 2014 Iberdrola Renewables Elawan Gestamp Wind 31°45′03″S 23°10′24″E / 31.750908°S 23.1734136°E / -31.750908; 23.1734136 (Noblesfontein Wind Farm) [14]
Nojoli Eastern Cape Vestas V100 1.8 44 88 2016/12 Enel Greenpower Enel Greenpower Enel Greenpower
Noupoort Northern Cape Siemens 2.3 MW 108 2.3 35 80.5 2016/02 Mainstream Renewable Power Lekela Power
Perdekraal East Western Cape Siemens SWT-2.3-108 2.3 48 110 Mainstream Renewable Power Lekela Power
Red Cap Kouga Eastern Cape Nordex N90 2.5 32 80 Red Cap Kouga Red Cap Kouga Red Cap Kouga
Sere Western Cape Siemens SWT-2.3-108 2.3 46 105.8 2014 Eskom Eskom Eskom 31°32′S 18°17′E / 31.53°S 18.29°E / -31.53; 18.29 (Koekenaap facility) [15][16]
Soetwater
Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm Eastern Cape Vestas V112 3 31 95 2016/03 Cennergi, Watt Energy, Tsitsikamma Development Trust Vestas Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 34°02'58.8"S 24°29'26.7"E [17]
Van Stadens Eastern Cape Sinovel 3 9 27 2014 Metrowind 33°57′41.4″S 25°14′47.4″E / 33.961500°S 25.246500°E / -33.961500; 25.246500 (Van Stadens Wind Farm)
Waainek Eastern Cape Vestas V112 3 8 24.6 2015/12 EDF renewables EDF renewables EDF renewables 33°57′41.4″S 25°14′47.4″E / 33.961500°S 25.246500°E / -33.961500; 25.246500 (Van Stadens Wind Farm)
West Coast One Western Cape Vestas V90 2 47 94 2015/06 Engie/Windlab Engie/Investec 32°50′3.3″S 17°59′44.2″E / 32.834250°S 17.995611°E / -32.834250; 17.995611 (Van Stadens Wind Farm)

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

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