In June 2015, the Garob Wind Farm was one of the Preferred Bidders selected in the additional allocation of the fourth bid submission phase of the REIPPP Programme.
The Garob Wind Farm is a 136MW wind farm consisting of 46 x 3MW Acciona turbines, generating 500 GWh of clean electricity annually, enough to supply approximately 115,000 average households in a year.
By using energy from a clean source such as wind, the country can reduce its dependency on coal power, which is responsible for the majority of our CO2 emissions. The wind farm will reduce South Africa’s impact on climate change, by displacing approximately 470,000 tons of CO2 annually.
The Project is located approximately 10km East of the town of Copperton in the Siyathemba Local Municipality, Northern Cape Province, and 200 km south-east of Upington.
The project cost is estimated to be approximately ZAR 2.6 billion. Khana Garob (RF) (Pty) Ltd has a 30% equity investment in this wind farm.
The local communities in the vicinity of the Wind Farm are expected to benefit from the project in multiple ways, including: Enterprise Development and Socio Economic Development Contributions, Community Trust ownership (10%), and Employment and Procurement opportunities.