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December 9, 2021

Cookhouse Wind Energy Project, South Africa

By Carmen

Cookhouse Wind Energy Project is a 138.6MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Eastern Cape, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 138.6 138.6 Active Eastern Cape, South Africa African Clean Energy Developments

Description

The project was developed by African Clean Energy Developments. The project is currently owned by African Infrastructure Investment Managers with a stake of 14%, Amakhala Emoyeni Cookhouse Wind Farm Community Trust and Old Mutual.

The project generates 327GWh electricity thereby offsetting 315,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $269.39m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in November 2014.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Suzlon Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Suzlon Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 66 units of S88-2.1 MW turbines, each with 2.1MW nameplate capacity.

Suzlon Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 5 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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