Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm is a 138MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Eastern Cape, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 138 138 Active Eastern Cape, South Africa Genesis Eco-Energy; Globeleq; Mainstream Renewable Power


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The project was developed by Genesis Eco-Energy, Globeleq and Mainstream Renewable Power. Enzani Technologies, Globeleq, Old Mutual Life Assurance Co (South Africa), Thebe Investment and Usizo Engineering are currently owning the project.

The project generates 460,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 100,000 households, offsetting 420,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $279.81m.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the project site are 80m high.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 60 units of SWT-2.3-101 turbines, each with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 10 years.

About Genesis Eco-Energy

Genesis Eco-Energy (Genesis) is a renewable energy company that offers project development, and operation and management services. The company’s services include bulk renewable energy project design, management and implementation, design, enterprise development and engineering services. It provides services in the areas of energy strategy, policy formulation, energy trading, financial services, land, and agriculture and rural development. Genesis works with land owners to identify projects based on information available from the wind resource mapping. It offers wind, solar PV, hydro, CSP, bioenergy and marine technologies. The company develops wind energy projects in Coastal provinces of South Africa. It partners with local communities, land owners, farming community and investors to source and develop new projects. Genesis is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

About Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (Mainstream) is the renewable energy developer. The company carries out the development, finance, construction, and operation of large-scale renewable energy plants. It also develops and builds onshore, and offshore wind and solar power plants. Mainstream sold its projects to global utilities such as EDF Group and Orsted; and infrastructure funds, pension funds, and global brands. It has partnership with governments, developers, communities and financers. The company operates through its offices across Ireland, Vietnam, the Philippines, Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, the US, Chile and South Africa, among others. Mainstream is headquartered in Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland.


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.