I drove past Capital Wind Farm yesterday, on my way from Sydney to Canberra. The wind farms in South Africa that I’ve driven past have been very small in comparison, with the larger projects further out from Cape Town than I have travelled recently. So seeing the scale of this project yesterday was really great. I lost track when trying to count how many turbines there were marching over the hills.
Below are some facts and figures that I blatantly took from here.
Total capacity 140.7 MW
Annual Production Approx. 450,000 MWh/year
Offtake Renewable energy requirements for Sydney Desalination Plant
Turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Grid operator TransGrid
Grid connection voltage: 330 kV transmission line