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Roggeveld Wind Farm Reaches Financial Close

Roggeveld signed its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on 4th April 2018 and shortly after reached Financial Close on 13 April 2018.

3 years after being awarded Preferred Bidder, the Roggeveld Wind Farm project was first to sign its PPA  amongst the 27 bid window winners of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). 

Developed by G7 and then taken over by Building Energy, the 147 MW Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo is destined to become Southern Africa's most efficient wind farm.

Quick facts:

Nominal Capacity    147 MW  
Technology    47 wind turbines
   125m rotor diamtere
   100m hub height
   Nordex Group
   AW125/3150 (3.15MW)
   AW125/3000 (3.00MW)
Annual Electricity Generation    613 GWh per year  
Equivalent household consumption    49 200  
Carbon Emission Reduction    23.800 tons of CO2 per year  
Equivalent full load hours    4 170  
Capacity Factor    47.6 %  
Commercial Operation Date    April 2021  

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