Capacity: 61.5 MW
COD: June 2016
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.
|Owner:||Grassridge Wind Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd|
|Investors:||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:||Approx. 14 months (October 2013 to December 2014)|
|Commercial operations:||June 2016|
|No. of turbines:||20 x Vestas V112 – 3.075 MW turbines|
|Installed Capacity:||61.5 MW|
Under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) Programme, the Grassridge Wind Farm contributes up to 2.1 % of its revenues towards Socio-Economic and Enterprise Development initiatives that are located within a 50 km radius to the wind facility. Please refer to our community development page for further insights into the GYD programme.