R9-billion wind power plant set to begin construction

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South Africa's biggest private power plant — R9-billion investment a decade in the making

Red Cap Energy is set to roll out three wind farms with a combined capacity of 330MW, which would make for the largest purely private renewable energy facility in South Africa.

The R9-billion Impofu project will begin construction in Kouga in the Eastern Cape in March 2024 and is expected to enter operation in 2025 after more than a decade of planning and stakeholder engagement.
 
South Africa's biggest private power plant — R9-billion investment a decade in the making

Red Cap Energy is set to roll out three wind farms with a combined capacity of 330MW, which would make for the largest purely private renewable energy facility in South Africa.

The R9-billion Impofu project will begin construction in Kouga in the Eastern Cape in March 2024 and is expected to enter operation in 2025 after more than a decade of planning and stakeholder engagement.
I'm sure this is suppose to be 110MW.
Each of the three farms under the project will have a maximum generating capacity of 110W.
 
If it was government, that R9bn, would have probably been R9m, with the rest for the cadres.
 
@LCBXX it will never become redundant, there is a shortage and the excess will give room for industries to grow and/or energy to become cheaper.
 
Does wind renewable makes sense?

What are the advantages over solar, unless the fact that it may occasionally work at night?
 
@LCBXX it will never become redundant, there is a shortage and the excess will give room for industries to grow and/or energy to become cheaper.
Last time there was an excess, laws were passed to force Transvaal residents to have electric stoves and geysers installed in every household.
 
Does wind renewable makes sense?

What are the advantages over solar, unless the fact that it may occasionally work at night?
Yes, it makes sense. Its good to have a mix anyway.

Works at night and in cloudy weather as well. You can also use the land for other things.
 
This so sad! Lets do all this crap instead of building a small nuclear reactor hidden away somewhere.
But wait!!! Wind is green and virtues. So sick of perceptions overruling facts...
Fans as far as the eye can see... really!?
 
Dairy farm owner Xolile Peter Lamani, who leased part of his land near Oyster Bay to the project, praised the project’s impact.

“The extra income from the turbines is going to help us keep our livestock healthy and deal with drought during the summer,” said Lamani.
^^ so slim ne?
 
Does wind renewable makes sense?

What are the advantages over solar, unless the fact that it may occasionally work at night?
No but it does sound virtues... and that's how you get funding...
Wind farms in California has already seen a list of reasons not to do it, but hey we are all going to drive EV's that produces no CO2 and not use any petroleum products, as the plastics, rubber and electronics... will be made with sunshine and roses "& Wind" ;-)
 
a Koeberg like building, can do the same without added a 1000 Fans to the landscape with thousands of kilometers of trances and cabling...
@Lupus has already convince me that solar is the correct answer in most countries. ANC does instill confidence in whether they can do nuclear from scratch safely.
 
@Lupus has already convince me that solar is the correct answer in most countries. ANC does instill confidence in whether they can do nuclear from scratch safely.
I am completely of grid with solar... so I'm all for it, but it does not scale. There are many examples where solar does not work (sand, snow, rain, heat, cold, storage).
We could get a French company to build the Gautrain, why not get someone to build it for SA?
It is because of the clean green energy narrative that gets you funding
Germany now sits with the highest energy cost production because of all the renewable crap Part off it is huge wind farms... that replaced their Nuclear facilities
 
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