200,000

Equivalent households

A 138-MW wind farm, with forty-six AW100/3000 turbines

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First wind farm installed by ACCIONA in South Africa. Connected to the grid in 2015, it is equipped with 46 wind turbines that avoid 406,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Gouda is the first wind farm installed by ACCIONA in South Africa. Grid connected in 2015, it has forty-six 3-MW (unit capacity) turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology mounted on concrete towers with a hub height of 100 meters. Located in Drakenstein, 100 kilometers north-west of Cape Town, it can produce enough power every year to cover the demand from around 200,000 South African homes.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location:Drakenstein, Western Cape. South Africa.
  • Capacity:138 MW.
  • Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW100/3000.
  • Tower: Concrete, 100-meter hub height.
  • Start-up: 2015.
  • Owners: ACCIONA (54.9%); Royal bafokeng Holdings (25.1%); Soul City (10%); Gouda Wind Energy Community Trust (10%).

KEY FIGURES

  • First ACCIONA Energy wind farm in South Africa
  • Estimated annual production: 423 GWh
  • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 200,000 homes
  • 406 thousand tons of CO2 emissions from coal-fired power stations avoided per year
  • Concrete tower with sections manufactured close to the site
  • Average of 400 jobs (with peaks of up to 800) created during the construction phase

Key figures

38

megawatts (MW) of power

200,000

equivalent households

46

wind turbines

406,000

tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year

+400

jobs created during construction

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