All 60 Jeffreys Bay wind farm’s turbines are now in place and the project is swiftly moving along to its commercial operations date in May. This follows closely on the announcement that the project has commenced supplying power to Eskom, one of the country’s first wind farms to do so in South Africa.
A number of dedicated turbine erection crews, totalling around 90 men, have been working tirelessly to erect the Project’s turbines since August 2013. Jeffreys Bay wind farm spans 3,700 ha and is one of the first wind farms being developed by the South African governments Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme. The site was chosen for its optimal wind conditions and minimal environmental constraints, as well as its close proximity to a 132 kV Eskom grid line.
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