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    South Africa

    A strategic country with flagship projects

    The growing demand for energy and the government’s strategy of support for renewables make South Africa a country of great interest for ACCIONA Energy. In 2014 it grid connected the photovoltaic plant at Sishen – with the highest level of production in Africa – and the Gouda wind farm entered service in 2015. ACCIONA has a majority stake in both installations, which were developed in an alliance with local partners.


    Projects

    SISHEN PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PLANT

    SISHEN PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PLANT

    With an estimated 216 GWh of electricity generation per year, equivalent to the consumption of around 100,000 homes, Sishen had the highest production capacity in Africa in photovoltaic power when it entered service in 2014. It has a peak capacity of 94.3 MW (74 MW nominal) and is located at Dibeng in Northern Cape province. It consists of 470 solar tracking structures that support a total of 319,600 PV modules. The owning consortium is made up of ACCIONA Energy (51%) together with some local partners.

     

    GOUDA WIND FARM

    GOUDA WIND FARM

    ACCIONA Energy put the 138-MW Gouda wind farm into service in 2015. Located in Western Cape, is has forty-six AW3000 turbines (3 MW each) of  ACCIONA Windpower technology mounted on 100-meter-high concrete towers. It is the company’s first wind farm in South Africa. Its clean production will cover the electricity demand from around 200,000 South African homes, avoiding the emission of 406,000 metric tons of CO2 from conventional coal-fired power stations. ACCIONA has a majority stake in the facility together with some local partners.


    Contact

    ACCIONA ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA PTY. LTD


    Tel. +02721 912 5300 / Fax: +02721 913 9648
    Westwing , Barinor´s Vineyard North, The Vineyards Office Estate, 99 Jip de Jager Road, Belville 7530. Cape Town.


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