The Nxuba wind farm – located in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa and operated by Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA) – has come online.
The 144MW wind farm was completed last November and is expected to generate 460GW of energy annually, following the signing of a 20-year power supply agreement with state-owned Eskom under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement program.
In addition to boosting domestic power supply, the project aims to eliminate roughly 460,000 tons of carbon emissions annually, positioning South Africa as a leading clean energy provider.
“We are continuing to make investments to further diversify the generation mix while promoting a sustainable and inclusive energy transition, creating shared value for our stakeholders,” said Salvatore Bernabei, CEO, EGP RSA.
EGP RSA currently has a portfolio of eight operational projects in the country: the 88MW Nojoli wind power plant; 111MW Gibson Bay wind power plant; the newly operational 144MW Nxuba wind power plant; 10MW Upington and 82.5 MW Adams solar power plants; 82.5MW Pulida solar power plant in the Free State; 66MW Tom Burke power plant in Limpopo; and 82.5MW Paleishuewel in the Western Cape.