Independent Power Producer

EDF Renewables South Africa is a locally based, fully integrated independent power producer that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates commercial renewable energy generation facilities.

EDF Renewables’ wide expertise in renewable energy technologies—including wind, solar PV, battery storage and hybrid solutions—stems from its parent company, EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewable energy arm of global utility EDF.

With offices located in Cape Town and Gqeberha, EDF Renewables provides oversight services for renewable energy projects by managing the projects and their commercial agreements over their entire life cycle.









Projects Completed

141.6 MW

Installed Capacity

2.1 %

Revenue Contributed

Project Development

  • Identification and development of clean energy project sites across Southern Africa
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Land lease negotiations
  • Securing of relevant permits and licenses
  • Project design and layout

Construction Management

  • Project management
  • Engineering
  • Procurement (Wind Turbines, PV Panels, Batteries, Balance of Plant/System etc)
  • Health and safety management
  • Construction supervision
  • Quality assurance
  • Stakeholder management

Asset Management

  • Management of all key agreements and contracts
  • Operational oversight
  • HSE
  • Financial management
  • Business reporting
  • Plant performance and monitoring


EDF Renewables has contributed 4 wind farms to the South African Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) including the Waainek, Chaba and Grassridge wind farms, which contribute 107.1 MW, and the recently completed Wesley-Ciskei wind farm which will contribute 34.5 MW to the grid on handover.
Our Projects

Socio-Economic Community Development

Community development is a core part of all EDF Renewables projects, with the developments creating numerous jobs and resulting in key socio-economic development initiatives in the communities they are situated in. This is done under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) programme.

Depending on the performance of EDF Renewables’ 3 operational wind farms in the Eastern Cape, GYD spends approximately R6 million per year on Socio-Economic Development (SED) projects. View our Communities page for a glimpse of some of the key SED projects that have received funding from the GYD programme.


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