Roggeveld Wind Farm Project

Roggeveld is to date the wind farm with the lowest ever electricity tariff to have achieved financial close in South Africa, thanks to many years of design fine-tuning and related optimisations by G7 renewable energies.

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 diameter
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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