Kangnas Wind Farm, situated outside of Springbok, in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area, commenced operations during November 2020.The wind farm delivers 140MW’s of clean renewable power from its sixty-one wind turbines.
This project is beneficial in addressing the ongoing and increasing need for clean electricity in South Africa, and also positively impacts the country’s economy and people, with a particular focus on communities within a 50km radius of the wind farm.
Kangnas Wind Farm boasts excellent wind resources and is ideally located close to the N7 (national road), which assisted with delivery during the extensive wind turbine transportation programme. The site has favourable construction conditions and has straightforward electrical connections into the Eskom grid. In addition to this, the 12-month environmental studies indicated that there would be little environmental impact.
Kangnas Wind Farm generates around 513 200 MWh/year of clean renewable energy per year. This is enough clean, green electricity to power up to 154 625 South African homes.
Kangnas Wind Farm eliminates approximately 550,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants. In addition to zero carbon emissions and reduced use of fossil fuels, the country benefits from almost zero water consumption that is required during the generation process.
Kangnas Wind Farm is committed to contributing to sustainable community growth through financial and non-financial community development initiatives.
We will do this by giving back a percentage of total revenue earned to the community; through Socio-Economic Development (SED); Enterprise Development (ED); and through the Community Trust.
The residents of Springbok in the Northern Cape, situated approximately 50km from the wind farm site, are the primary beneficiaries of community initiatives. This means that the community will continue to benefit through meaningful social investment for the 20-year life-span of the wind farm.
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