On Friday, Indian integrated power company, Cennergi (Pty) Ltd, Tata Power’s joint-venture with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, announced that its 134MW wind farm has achieved commercial operation.
The Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm, was developed under the second bid window of South Africa’s renewable energy independent power programme, where the Indian firm was selected as the preferred bidder.
Cennergi launched to drive power progress
In 2012, mining group Exxaro and Tata Power announced the launch of Cennergi, a new energy company, which now serves the markets in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.
[quote]Cennergi, which is based in South Africa, is a 50:50 joint venture between Exxaro Resources and Tata Power Company of India, through its subsidiary Khopoli Investments.
CEO and managing director of Tata Power, Anil Sardana, said: “Tata Power has been pursuing growth opportunities in India and overseas.
“Our successful partnership with Exxaro represented a significant move towards augmenting our global footprint and resulted in Cennergi becoming preferred bidder for two wind projects.”
Sardana added: “The commissioning of Amakhala Wind farm, Tata Power’s first wind project outside India, marks the company’s continued progress on its objectives of enhancing non-fossil based generation portfolio up to 30-40% of its total generating capacity and thereby creating value for its stakeholders.
“We would further like to thank the Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa, Eskom, our partners Exxaro Resources, Nordex (our WTG supplier), lenders to the project and all the community stakeholders for their contribution towards successful implementation of this project.”
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