Capacity: 24.6 MW
COD: January 2016
Equivalent annual supply: Approximately 16 000 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.
|Owner:||Waainek Wind Power(RF) (Pty) Ltd|
|Investors:||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:||Approx. 16 months (September 2014 – January 2016)|
|Commercial operations:||January 2016|
|No. of turbines:||8 x Vestas V112 – 3.075 MW turbines|
|Installed Capacity:||24.6 MW|
Under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) Programme, the Waainek 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.