• Africa, South Africa
  • 140 MW Onshore Wind
  • Assets Owned and Operated
  • Developed & constructed by:

    Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Total MWs:

    140

  • Technology Supplier:

    Siemens Gamesa

  • Owned by:

    Lekela Power consortium

  • Commercial operations date:

    November 2020

Overview

Two years after construction kicked-off, Kangnas wind farm achieved its Commercial Operations Date (COD) in November 2020, making it the first bid window four wind farm, in the Northern Cape, to come on stream as part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

Situated outside of Springbok, this wind farm will generate enough clean power to satisfy the needs of 154,625 average South African households, as it is expected to generate over 513 GWh of renewable energy each year, during its 20-year operations period.

Constructed by a proudly South African team, mostly from the local Nama Khoi Municipal area, this mega 14OMW wind project comprises sixty-one turbines, and is one of twelve wind farms in this part of this REIPPP procurement round.

It was one of two wind farms awarded preferred bidder status in June 2015 under Round 4 of the South Africa Government REIPPPP. 

Following industry trends, as set up by the Department of Energy’s local content requirements, the wind farm achieved very high local content levels, exceeding 45%. This includes both locally manufactured turbine towers as well as the project’s mega transformer, helping to drive the demand for local manufacturers to offer items previously only available through import.

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