Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm is a 134.4MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Eastern Cape, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2016. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Cennergi and Windlab. Cennergi, Amakhala Emoyeni Bedford Wind Farm Community Trust holding and Amakhala Emoyeni Cookhouse Wind Farm Community Trust are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 95%, 2.5% and 2.5% respectively.

The project generates 450,559MWh electricity thereby offsetting 445,152t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $264.02m.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the project site are 91m high.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in July 2016.

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, starting from 2017.

Contractors involved

Nordex was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Nordex was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 56 units of N117 (2.4 MW) turbines, each with 2.4MW nameplate capacity.

Nordex is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2016, for a period of 10 years.

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About Cennergi

Cennergi (Pty) Ltd (Cennergi) is a company that provides energy security, reduce carbon emissions, and reduce the cost of electricity through renewable energy. The company is headquartered in South Africa.

About Windlab

Windlab Pty Ltd (Windlab) is a renewable energy development company. It was established to commercialise atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology, developed by Australia’s CSIRO. The company owns and utilises the proprietary technology to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate quality wind farm sites, reducing the risk and uncertainty associated with wind development. Windlab has portfolio of wind farm development sites across Southern Africa, Oceania, and North America. These projects are either currently in operating or under construction, which includes Upper Burdekin, Burrawong, Collgar, Oaklands Hill, Amakhala Emoyeni, Bull Creek, Verdigre and others. The company also manages wind farms, solar farms, and hybrid renewable energy assets. Windlab is headquartered in Canberra, Australia.


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