Grassridge Wind Farm

January 2015

Commercial Operations Date



40 000

South African Homes Powered
Equivalent Annual Supply
Approximately 40 000 South African households.
The 61.5 MW Grassridge Wind Farm is located on a site that is owned by Pretoria Portland Cement Company, situated on Addo Road (R 335) within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape.
Grassridge Wind Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd.
EDF Renewables, Industrial Development Corporation and Grassridge Winds of Change BBBEE Co.
Energy Offtaker
Eskom (Single Buyer Office).
EPC/O&M Contractor
Vestas Southern Africa
Construction period
15 months (October 2013 to December 2014).
Number of Turbines
20 x Vestas V112 – 3.075 MW turbines
Economic Development
Under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) Programme, the Grassridge Wind Farm contributes up to 2.1 % of its revenue towards Socio-Economic and Enterprise Development initiatives that are located within a 50 km radius of the wind facility.