Nxuba Wind Farm, South Africa
The wind farm in Nxuba, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is one of the five renewable energy projects that Enel Green Power was awarded in a tender launched by the South African government in 2015. The Nxuba wind farm is located near Bedford, a rural town founded in the mid-19th century.
CO2 emissions avoided
500,000 metric tons
63,889 households each year
Impact on the community
The construction of the Nxuba wind farm resulted in a substantial transfer of skills to the people it employed. We used the services from small and medium-sized businesses in the area, and some sections of the concrete towers were produced locally, in Somerset East.
With our local partners, we also supplied free Wi-Fi to communities in the area, and held training courses on wind technology for the unemployed. We’ve supplied green energy to schools with mini-photovoltaic systems, awarded scholarships to students and supported a food program in local schools.
During construction, we used digital tools to carry out on-site quality checks and to implement digital tracking for wind turbine components. The project – totaling 2 million person-hours – was completed without a single accident.
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