South Africa: Grassridge wind start-up

Issue 294 - 13 Feb 2015
EDF Energies Nouvelles subsidiary InnoWind has commissioned the 61.5MW Grassridge wind farm in Eastern Cape Province. The wind farm, in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, consists of 20 Vestas V112 wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 3.075MW. The Grassridge wind farm is the first of three projects awarded to EDF Energies Nouvelles in 2012 under the government’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme. The Grassridge wind farm is 60% owned by InnoWind, an 80%-held subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and 40% owned by local partners.

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