NXUBA Wind Farm Will Generate 460GW Of Energy Annually & Help South Africa To Avoid Emission Of Approximately 460,000 Tons Of CO2
Nxuba wind farm, whose construction was completed last November owing to Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has successfully reached commercial operation. This was announced by Italian electric utility Enel SpA, the mother company of EGP RSA. Located in the Eastern Cape Province of Southern Africa country, the Nxuba Wind Farm is expected to generate 460GW of energy annually and help South Africa to avoid the emission of approximately 460,000 tons of CO2 every year.
The wind farm will be supported by a 20-year power supply agreement with the South African energy utility Eskom, as part of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) tender. Salvatore Bernabei, EGP RSA’s CEO, said that the wind farm going online confirms the company’s commitment to South Africa and also cementing its position as a leading independent power producer in the Sub Saharan country. “We are continuing to make investments to further diversify the generation mix while promoting a sustainable and inclusive energy transition, creating shared value for our stakeholders” concluded the EGP RSA’s CEO.
EGP RSA’s total operational projects in the country
The coming online of the Nxuba wind farm brings EGP RSA’s total operational projects in the country to eight, with an overall installed capacity of more than 650 MW. The company has a total of three projects i.e. the 88 MW Nojoli wind power plant, the 111 MW Gibson Bay wind power plant, and now the 144MW Nxuba wind power plant. In the Northern Cape, the company has the 10 MW Upington and 82.5 MW Adams solar power plants. Other projects include the 82.5 MW Pulida solar power plant in the Free State, the 66 MW Tom Burke power plant in Limpopo, and the 82.5 MW Paleishuewel in the Western Cape.
This news was originally published at Construction Review Online