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Nxuba Wind Farm, South Africa

Nxuba Wind Farm, South Africa

In operation

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The plant

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.

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Technology

Wind

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Status

In operation

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Capacity

140 MW

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Energy production

460 GWh

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CO2 emissions avoided

500,000 metric tons

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Electricity equivalent

44,303 households annually

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Timeline

Milestones

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.

 

Digital initiatives

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.

Contacts

South Africa

102 Rivonia Road Tower 2 EY Building, Johannesburg

Business development

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