Up to 275 MW of additional electricity, generated by wind and solar projects, will this month start feeding into the national electricity-grid.
The projects are set to reach commercial operation this month after delays caused by the covid-19 lockdown.
Two wind-farms, situated here in the Western Cape, will provide 143 MW of wind-energy, while 2 solar-farms, situated in the Northern Cape, will deliver 132 MW of electricity.
The CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, Ntombifuthi Ntuli, says more wind-farms will come online, by the end of next year.
Ntuli says renewable-energy operations hold many benefits for South Africa.
“Wind procurement sustains the economic objectives that drive the country, as it exposes the underlying economic value of existing infrastructure.” – Ntombifuthi Ntuli, SAWEA CEO @futhigirl https://t.co/IpgkqpseUR pic.twitter.com/TD7HNnMUUE
— SAWEA (@_sawea) October 8, 2020
The sector is ready to deliver on clean power and rolling investment that the latest determination by Minister Mantashe to procure more energy from IPPs will enable. https://t.co/xNoyaQLTCt @Energize @LilleyRoger pic.twitter.com/qs5qIRcZcB
— SAWEA (@_sawea) October 7, 2020