SA’s largest wind farm starts operating
Globeleq, a private power generation company in Africa, has celebrated completion of another of its renewable energy projects in Port Elizabeth, the 138MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm located between Jeffrey’s Bay and Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape. A report on the News24 site says this follows celebrations in April to mark the start of operations at its two solar facilities, the 50MW De Aar and 50MW Droogfontein installations in the Northern Cape. All facilities are part of SA’s renewable energy programme and are among the very first large-scale renewable power plants to be built in the country. The report notes that with a planned annual production of 460GWh, it is expected Jeffrey’s Bay will avoid the production of 420 000 tons of CO2 a year and provide a source of renewable electricity for nearly 100 000 average South African households.
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