Red Cap Energy reaches 330MW wind project financial close milestone after 10 years

  • The three 110MW Impofu wind farm projects will begin construction with commissioning set for 2025.
  • This follows the financial close of the project between Enel, Sasol and Air Liquid.
  • The power will be sold to Sasol and Air Liquid in Secunda under a wheeling PPA. Read more 

“After dedicating so much of your life to developing these things, you get a bit emotional when you actually see it come together. I’ll definitely shed a tear or two when they start construction, knowing the story of each element and how much hard work went into it,”  said Business Development Manager at Red Cap Energy manager and Impofu project manager, Jadon Schmidt

“Since 2013, we’ve signed up 87 separate parcels of land for the powerline and spent years negotiating with farmers to lease land on which to build wind turbines. In total, the wind farm’s 57 turbines will extend across 12 pieces of land – with significant benefits for landowners and local agricultural output,” said Schmidt.

Red Cap Energy says they take a strategic, long-term view to renewable energy project development. “We are focused on developing sustainable large-scale renewable energy projects within South Africa – all in close partnership with the local community, environmental groups and public stakeholders.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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