May 28 (Renewables Now) - The local renewables arm of Italian energy major Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has started construction works on a 140-MW wind park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.
Through Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), the European firm expects to invest a total of EUR 180 million (USD 201.5m) in the Oyster Bay project, which is its fourth in the country.
Estimate to commence operations in the second quarter of 2021, the wind facility consists of 41 turbines capable of generating around 568 GWh per year and offset around 590,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
Oyster Bay has a 20-year power supply agreement with utility Eskom, awarded under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.12)