Umoya Energy Wind Farm, situated on either side of the R45 on the West Coast of South Africa, supplies the country with 176 600 MWh of much-needed green energy per year.
The local communities, in the surrounding 50km radius, also benefit directly through the many economic development programmes that are implemented to make a lasting difference.
Located 125km north of Cape Town on the R45 in the Saldanha Bay Municipality in the Western Cape province, Umoya Energy Wind Farm generates approximately 176 600 MWh of clean renewable energy every year.
The wind farm began supplying electricity to the grid in late 2013 and achieved commercial operation date (COD) on 1 February 2014, just over one year after construction started. It was the first commercial wind farm in the country to reach this milestone.Fact sheet
Clean, renewable, electricity generated per year
37 Vestas V100 Turbines standing 95m tall at the hub, spanning about 900 hectares
49 000 low-income (at a usage of 3 600kWh/year), or 22 000 medium-income South African homes (at a usage of 7 800kWh/year)
Empowering and strengthening the local communities through capacity building, skills transfer and funding of various beneficiary programmes in the surrounding areas.
The Beneficiary Communities, situated within the 50km radius of the wind farm, have been identified through a Needs Analysis programme.
2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735
Tel: +27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)
Umoya Energy Local Community Office:
26 Voortrekker Road, Hopefield, 7355
Tel: +27 22 723 0022