Waainek Wind Farm

January 2016

Commercial Operations Date



20 000

South African Homes Powered
Equivalent Annual Supply
Approximately 20 000 South African households.
The 24.6 MW Waainek Wind Farm is located 6 km South West of Grahamstown, along the Highlands Road in the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape.
Waainek Wind Power(RF) (Pty) Ltd
EDF Renewables, Industrial Development Corporation and Waainek Winds of Change BBBEE Co.
Energy Offtaker
Eskom (Single Buyer Office).
EPC/O&M Contractor
Vestas Southern Africa
Construction period
15 months (August 2014 – October 2015)
Number of Turbines
8 x Vestas V112 – 3.075 MW turbines
Economic Development
Under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) Programme, the Waainek 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. Please refer to our community development page for further insights into the GYD programme.