Construction of 140 MW wind farm gets underway

Enel Green Power RSA has started construction on its 140 MW Garob wind farm located near the town of Copperton, which is part of the Siyathemba Local Municipality, in the Northern Cape. Garob, which is the group’s fifth wind project in the country, will involve an investment of over €200-million. Garob is the third renewable project the company has started building in South Africa since the beginning of this year, in line with its investment programme in the country. The other projects are the Nxuba and Oyster Bay wind farms, of 140 MW each, for a total capacity of 420 MW under construction. Once fully operational, due by the first half of 2021, the 46-turbine Garob wind farm is expected to generate around 573 GWh per year, avoiding the annual emission of around 600 000 t of CO2 into the atmosphere. The company already has more than 520 MW in wind and solar plants in operation in South Africa.

Contact Andiswa Mosetlhi, Enel Green Power, Tel 010 344-0358,


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