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.
Part of Round 1 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), Umoya Energy Wind Farm connects to Eskom’s Kerschbosch switching station located at the wind farm.
Umoya Energy Wind Farm comprises 37 Vestas V100 1.8MW wind turbines which stand 95m at hub height. The wind farm spans about 900 hectares but only occupies a small percentage of the land area.
Umoya Energy (RF) Pty Ltd is owned by Old Mutual, various funds managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Tomlo Commodities Pty Ltd and the Local Community Company.
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)
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