Grassridge Wind Farm
The Grassridge wind farm is owned by Grassridge Wind Power, a project company comprising local wind energy developer Innowind, which holds a 60% interest in the project; the Industrial Development Corporation (South Africa), which owns 14%; and the Grassridge Winds of Change Community Trust, which represents the interests of the local Motherwell community, owning the balance.
The project involves the construction of a 61.5 MW wind farm at cement company PPC’s Grassridge quarry, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The wind farm will comprise 20 wind-turbine generator sets of 3 MW each and will be connected to the Eskom grid through a 132 kV power line and a new on-site substation.
The project forms part of the South African Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).