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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