Fact Sheet

  • 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.
  • The wind farm comprises 37 Vestas V100 1.8 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) and has an installed capacity of 66.6 MW.
  • It is situated approximately 5km Southeast of Hopefield, straddling the R45 in the Saldanha Bay Municipality in the Western Cape.
  • Umoya Energy owns three adjoining farms with a combined area of approximately 2 400 hectares. Roughly half of this land was designated as a Conservation Area and is managed by SANParks, and will be declared part of the West Coast National Park.
  • Umoya Energy Wind Farm received Environmental Authorisation in September 2009.
  • Construction of the wind farm commenced in December 2012.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) was achieved on 1 February 2014, which was a first in South Africa.
  • Vestas Southern Africa supplied the wind turbines, was responsible for the construction of the wind farm, and is also responsible for operation & maintenance of the plant for the first 15 years.
  • The wind farm is connected to Eskom’s Kerschbosch switching station which is located at the wind farm and was built under a self-build agreement together with a 132kV line spanning approximately 2km.
  • It supplies approximately 176 600MWh/year of clean, renewable energy to the national grid, addressing the ongoing and increasing need for electricity in South Africa.
  • The wind farm produces enough green electricity to supply approximately 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), and in so doing avoids approximately 183 200 tonnes of carbon emissions each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants.
  • Umoya Energy Wind Farm positively impacts the communities in the surrounding areas.


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National Enquiries

021 670 1400


2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
Claremont, 7735

Umoya Energy Local Community Office:
26 Voortrekker Road, Hopefield, 7355

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