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FIRST BW4 WIND FARM CELEBRATES COMMERCIAL COMMENCEMENT OF ITS OPERATIONS

8 October 2020

Ceres, Western Cape

South Africa’s first bid window four wind farm, part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has announced its Commercial Operations Date, leading the way for a further eleven wind farms to come on stream. Collectively, 1.3 GW of new wind power capacity, will be added to the country’s national grid, as part of this REIPPP procurement round.READ MORE

New Analysis Shows Onshore Wind Potential Across Africa Enough to Power the Entire Continent Many Times Over

Washington D.C., September 30, 2020— Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy. For the first time ever, wind and solar made up the majority of the world’s new power generation in 2019. A mix of wind and solar energy is not only good for the climate but will help diversify the continent’s energy mix and improve energy security.READ MORE

CERES WIND FARM COMPLETES COMPLIANCE TESTS IN RUN UP TO OPERATIONS

1 October 2020

Almost two years after construction commenced on Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape’s Witzenberg Municipality, this project has completed its Grid Code Tests, the final milestone before achieving its Commercial Operations Date (COD), which is earmarked for the coming weeks.READ MORE

SUPPORTING YOUNG CHILDREN DURING COVID

September 2020

Community Playgroups in the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality towns of Hopefield and Koperfontein have continued to provide educational support and meals to around 100 children, who remain at home, months after the initial COVID-19 lockdown, which began in March this year.  READ MORE

EDUCATION FUNDING CONTINUES DURING COVID

September 2020

The funding of two teaching posts at L.R. Schmidt Primary School, in the historical village of Genadendal, close to Greyton, has continued.  The financial support by Klipheuwel Wind Farm for a Remedial Teacher and Arts, Crafts and Entrepreneurial Skills Teacher, began in 2016 and is continuing despite school closures due to COVID-19, and has been extended to supply safety masks for learners and teachers.

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EXCELSIOR WIND FARM HEADS TOWARDS COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

4 September 2020, Swellendam

BioTherm Energy has announced that its 33MW Excelsior Wind Energy Facility, in the Western Cape, is now connected to the country’s national power grid, having successfully completed the commissioning of its thirteen wind turbine generators.READ MORE

WOMEN’S HEALTH TAKES CENTRE-STAGE IN LOERIESFONTEIN

September 2020

A two-day women’s health drive, held in Loeriesfontein last week, focused on screening and early detection health education for eighty community members. The event was an ideal opportunity to educate women on key health issues and served as a good example of how the private sector can support a health outcomes, by assisting the public sector in delivering primary healthcare, particularly in rural areas where access to doctors and healthcare is sometimes limited.READ MORE

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