A 138-MW wind farm, with forty-six AW100/3000 turbines
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
- 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%).
- 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
megawatts (MW) of power
tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year
jobs created during construction