Eskom gets licence for wind farm
Nersa has given Eskom the go-ahead for its R2.4bn wind farm in the Western Cape.
CAPE TOWN - Eskom has been granted a licence for its Sere wind farm in the Western Cape.
The wind farm is the utility's first, large-scale, renewable energy project and has been described as a milestone in Eskom's move towards a cleaner energy mix.
The R2.4 billion project near Koekenaap is expected to deliver its first power to the national grid in the first half of next year.
It will be made up of 46 wind turbine generators.
Eskom's Hilary Joffe on Monday said, "It's a really big step for us in terms of giving the sector our commitment to transition towards a cleaner energy. This is our first large-scale adventure into renewable energy."
The National Energy Regulator of SA has given Eskom the green light which means the parastatal can now start with construction.
The project is expected to operate fully by the end of 2014.