Acciona-led consortium starts commercial operation of wind farm in SA

Acciona wind power

An Acciona Energia-led consortium has initiated commercial operations of the 138-megawatt Gouda wind farm in South Africa.

The project is sited at Drakenstein municipality in the Western Cape about 100km northwest of Cape Town.

It is comprised of 46 AW100/3000 3MW turbines mounted on 100-meter-tall concrete towers.

According to a statement, Acciona Energía owns 51 percent stake in the project. The other partners in the consortium are South African infrastructure firm Aveng (29 percent), Soul City Broad-Based Empowerment Company and community development entity Local Community Trust (both with a 10 percent stake).

The South African department of energy approved the Gouda wind farm in the second round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP).

Ajith Kumar S