Copperton Wind Farm is a 107.1MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Northern Cape, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2021. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by VELD Renewables. Elawan Energy, PLAN 8 and Pele Green Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 35%, 35% and 30% respectively.

The project generates 310,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 110,000 households, offsetting 38,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2021.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.055kWh for a period of 20 years, starting from 2021. The contracted capacity is 107.1MW.

Contractors involved

Nordex was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 34 units of AW125/3150 turbines, each with 3.15MW nameplate capacity.

Nordex and Pele Green Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

The wind power project consists of Concrete towers supplied by Nordex. These towers are around 100m high.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.