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Waainek

Installed capacity:24.6 MW
Number of turbines:8
Commissioning:2015

The 24.6 MW Waainek wind farm located in Eastern Cape province consists of eight turbines, each with a capacity of 3.075 MW.

The facility is 60%-owned by InnoWind (an 80%-held subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles), with the remaining 40%-owned by local partners.

The energy produced by the Waainek wind farm is purchased by the grid operator under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement and will supply over 16,000 South African homes. Moreover, the project is supposed to stimulate entrepreneurship and drive local economy.