Cape wind farm gets green light

2013-06-20 08:42
(Germain Moyon, AFP)

(Germain Moyon, AFP)

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Cape Town – A proposed wind farm has been given the green light by Western Cape environmental authorities, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

The environmental affairs and development planning department reportedly said the farm near Wolseley would not be in conflict with environmental legislation.

Sagit Energy Ventures director Mich Nieuwoudt told the newspaper the next step was to have his bid selected by the national energy department in the next round of renewable energy bids in August.

The 90MW farm of 30 turbines was proposed for the Breede River Valley between Wolseley and Worcester.

According to the report, it would be capable of supplying enough electricity for 70% of the Witzenberg Municipality's population, once completed.

This equated to around 63 000 people when running at peak. The power would be fed into the national grid.

The province reportedly got most of its electricity from Mpumalanga, about 1 600km away, and a significant amount was lost in transmission.

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