Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project is a 74.1MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Eastern Cape, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2019 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2021. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by EDF Renewables (South Africa). EDF Renewables (South Africa), Riverbank Winds of Change BBBEE Co (RF), Telagystix and Uncedo Lwethu Winds of Change are currently owning the project.

Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase II) consists of 12 turbines with 3.3MW nameplate capacity.

The Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase I), will have 117m high towers.

The Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase II), will have 90m high towers.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2019. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2021.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase I) will be sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement. The offtake capacity is expected to be 34.5MW.

Contractors involved

Vestas Southern Africa is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase I).

Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase I) will be equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V126-3.45MW turbines. The phase consists of 10 turbines with 3.45MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Southern Africa is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project (Wesley-Ciskei Wind Project Phase I) for a period of 15 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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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