Grassridge Wind Farm is a 61.5MW 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. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2016. Buy the profile here.
The project was developed by EDF Renewables (South Africa). Others and Electricite de France are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 52% and 48% respectively.
The project supplies enough clean energy to power 40,000 households. The project cost is $107.306m.
The project has 84m high towers.
The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 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 from 2016. The contracted capacity is 61.5MW.
Brand Engineering and Vestas Wind Systems were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.
Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 20 units of V112-3.0 MW turbines, each with 3.075MW nameplate capacity.
Vestas Wind Systems 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 EDF Renewables (South Africa)
EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty Ltd formely known as InnoWind (Pty) Ltd (InnoWind), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles SA, is a renewable energy company that operates wind farms. The company develops, finances, builds, owns and operates renewable energy generation facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides oversight services for renewable energy projects by managing the projects and their commercial agreements over their entire life cycle. The company is currently engaged in management and development of wind farm project in eastern cape region include Waainek Wind Farm, Grassridge Wind Farm, Chaba Wind Farm, Wesley-Ciskei, and others . It offers services such as project development, construction management and asset management on renewable energy projects in partenership with other business entities. The company runs its operations in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa. EDF Renewables is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.