The new wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 88 MW and once fully operational it will be able to generate more than 275 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 86,000 South African households, therefore avoiding the emission of more than 251,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
The energy generated by the new wind farm will be sold to the South African utility Eskom through the 20-year power supply agreement that EGP was awarded with in October 2013 as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) promoted by the South African Government.
In the same tender, in addition to the Nojoli wind project, Enel Green Power was also awarded the right to build the Gibson Bay wind farm (111 MW) and four photovoltaic projects for a total of 314 MW, namely Aurora, Paleisheweul and Pulida (all 82.5 MW) as well as Tom Burke (66 MW). Also in South Africa, Enel Green Power, which already manages the 10 MW Upington solar facility, has just been awarded a further 425 MW of wind power projects in the fourth phase of REIPPPP.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company (enel.com) fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa. With an annual generation capacity equal to, approximately, 32 billion kWh from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 10 million households, Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. As of today, the company has an installed capacity of approximately 9,600 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 15 countries.