Developed by:

Mainstream Renewable Power

Construction Managed by:

Mainstream Renewable Power

Equipment Supplier:

Siemens Wind Power

Operated by:

Mainstream Asset Management South Africa

Commercial Operation Date:

Q2, 2016

Project Owners:

Lekela Power consortium

Noupoort Wind Farm achieved Commercial Operations Date (COD) on schedule and on budget, making it the first wind farm to successfully achieve operation as part of Bid Window 3, of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

All 35 turbines of this ZAR1.9 billion, 79 MW wind farm, have been commissioned and connected to the Eskom Grid and the project satisfied all of Eskom’s requirements on 11 July 2016. Noupoort Wind Farm has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Department of Energy.

Mainstream Asset Management South Africa manages the Operations of the Wind Farm.

Onshore wind

Northern Cape

79 MW Gross


304,800 MWh of clean energy each year

When operating at full capacity, the 79 MW Noupoort Wind Farm generates around 304,800 MWh of clean renewable energy per year, supplying electricity to power up to 91,800 South African homes.

Noupoort Wind Farm effectively eliminates approximately 300,000 tonnes of CO2 each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants.

In addition to zero carbon emissions and reduced use of fossil fuels, the country benefits from minimal water consumption during the generation process and significant social and enterprise development programmes.

Community Initiatives

Noupoort Wind Farm’s socio-economic development projects include health programmes, infrastructure development, women development and youth upliftment through sports and education support programmes.

It also assists and accelerates the sustainability of local enterprises including support of emerging farmers in the area and other emerging economic activities.

By the numbers

304,800 MWh

power generated each year


local homes powered each year


avoided each year

Noupoort wind farm (80 megawatts), South Africa

"We are, of course, pleased that a fully qualified radiographer has been appointed by the Provincial Department of Health, to operate the equipment at the Noupoort Community Healthcare Centre.

"By donating the X-ray unit, we have been able to achieve all three development target areas, which focus on supporting and improving the socio-economic conditions of the community."

Sandisiwe Mntonintshi, Economic Development Manager, Noupoort Wind Farm
X-Ray machine donated by Noupoort Wind Farm

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