On Saturday, 21 May 2022, the G7 team was honored to attend the official inauguration of the 140MW Roggeveld wind farm near Matjiesfontein in the Karoo, constructed by Red Rocket and Nordex Energy South Africa.
The project was initiated more than 12 years ago by G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd . “With Roggeveld, we have proven G7’s abilities to develop the most competitive wind farms on the subcontinent by optimising all siting and technical aspects,” said CEO Kilian Hagemann at the time of financial close in 2018.
The project was sold in 2014 to Red Rocket who successfully bid the project and brought it to Financial Close and into commercial operations under bid window 4 of the REIPPPP.
The project will achieve the lowest tariff ever achieved and constructed in South Africa’s REIPPPP programmes:
* 613GWh annual production
* 147MW nominal capacity
* 47.6% capacity factor
* 47 wind turbines
The greater Karoo and Northern Cape have exceptional renewable energy resources: we are looking forward to many more projects which will bring substantial benefits to local communities through economic development.
Link to news coverage: https://lnkd.in/dEArpyzy
Team on photo: From left to right: Eddy Mokhudu; Lindsey Feldman; Shaun Woolward; Aubrey Lotriet; Kilian Hagemann; Kobus Stadler; Ruan Fourie; Kobie Hyman and Blanche Ortlepp.