Wind farm prepares for construction phase



Perdekraal East Wind Farm, situated within the Witzenberg local municipality, is preparing to begin major construction activity on the Western Cape’s largest wind farm. Since achieving financial closure in June this year, the construction team has been working on establishing on site infrastructure, clearing and grubbing of roads and turbine foundations, and preparing to construct 42 km of road on site. Once complete, the 110 MW wind farm, which spans 3055 ha, will comprise 48, 115 m-high wind turbines. When operating at full capacity, it will generate around 183 000 MWh of clean renewable energy per year and is expected to supply electricity to power up to 95 000 South African homes. The wind farm will eliminate approximately 410 000 t of carbon emissions each year compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants. In addition to zero carbon emissions and reduced use of fossil fuels, the country will benefit from minimal water consumption during the generation process and significant social and enterprise development programmes.

Contact Perdekraal East Wind Farm, info@perdekraaleastwind.co.za

 

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