- Published: 07 August 2006 07 August 2006
The City of Cape Town signed a 20 year contract to buy wind energy from a yet-to-be-built generating farm at Darling on the West Coast.
The first phase of the Darling wind farm, which has been given the status of a national pilot project by the department of minerals and energy, would cost R70 million. Laying the foundations for the first phase, consisting of four 1.3 megawatt turbines, would begin in November. The project was being funded by Danish Development Aid, the Central Energy Fund, equity shareholders including the Central energy Fund, and the Development Bank of South Africa.