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 (Red Rocket), the 147 MW Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo is destined to become Southern Africa’s most efficient wind farm.
|Nominal Capacity||147 MW|
|Technology||47 wind turbines
125m rotor diameter
100m hub height
|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|