SAWEA, assisted by our PR consultant Jo Reeves and events company Jade Sky, hosted a contingent of media representatives at the Hopefield Wind Farm on 15 May 2014.
Wind energy is pushing ahead in South Africa, with five wind farms in full operation, another 15 currently under construction and a further seven approaching financial close. By the time they are all up and running, 1 983 MW could be generated by more than 700 turbines, with further development expected down the line, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea). Among the most recent developments is the Hopefield wind farm, in the Western Cape, which got under way in February. It is now fully operational and supplying electricity to the national grid.