Construction begins on new 140 MW wind farm



Enel Green Power RSA has begun construction of its Oyster Bay wind farm, of around 140 MW, in the Kouga Local Municipality, in the Eastern Cape. The construction of Oyster Bay, which is the company’s fourth wind project in the country, will involve an investment of approximately €180-million. Once fully up and running, due in the second quarter of 2021, the 41-turbine Oyster Bay

wind farm is expected to generate around 568 GWh per year, avoiding the annual emission of around 590 kt of CO2 into the atmosphere. The wind farm will be supported by a 20-year power supply agreement with Eskom, as part of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) tender, which awarded in April 2015 a total of five wind projects for 700 MW to the company in its fourth round.

Contact Boitumelo Kiepile, Enel Green Power, Tel 010 344-0200, boitumelo.kiepile@enel.com

 

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