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

    Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Total MWs:

    110

  • Owned by:

    Lekela Power consortium

  • Technology Supplier:

    Siemens Gamesa

  • Commercial operations date:

    October 2020

Overview

Perdekraal East became the first wind farm from the REIPPPP Bid Window 4 to reach commercial operation, taking 27 months to build, even with the disruption of the Covid lockdown earlier in the year.

A notable achievement was the development of a domestic supply chain with more than 48% of the wind farm’s content being manufactured in South Africa, including its 48 turbine towers, 500MVA mega transformer and other components previously only available as imports.

It will generate enough green electricity to power more than 52,000 South African homes and by eliminating some 410,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year it is another step towards our vision of a world electrified by renewable energy.

Developed and built by Mainstream for our Africa joint venture, Lekela Power, the 110 MW project will now be operated by Mainstream Asset Management South Africa for the next 20 years, under the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

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