EDF Energies Nouvellas (EDF EN), the renewable energy arm of French utility EDF, has commissioned the 21.5-MW Chaba wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.
Chaba wind farm is one of the three projects InnoWind, the local unit of EDF EN, won at South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2012.
The project comprises seven V112 Vestas turbines, each of which has a capacity of 3.075 MW. Forty percent of the project is owned by local partners and it is covered by a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Besides Chaba, EDF EN has commissioned another wind farm in South Africa. The projects have taken the total installed capacity of the company in the country to 83 MW. The company is also working on two other projects that it had won at REIPPPP in 2012 and 2015.