S.Africa’s Eskom says 100 MW wind facility operational
South African power utility Eskom said on Monday its first large-scale renewable energy plant, the 100 megawatt Sere Wind Farm, was fully operational and injecting much-needed electricity into the constrained grid.
The 46-turbine plant in South Africa’s Western Cape is producing enough electricity to power 124,000 homes but will do little to plug a shortage that has pushed the state-owned company into implementing near-daily power cuts.
Eskom is also developing another 100 MW from concentrating solar power in the Northern Cape, it said in a statement.
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