Developed by G7 and then taken over by Building Energy, the 138 MW Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo has been selected as the preffered bidder during the fourth bid window of the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)..
The project will be developed in the Karoo. Building Energy with role of main sponsor of the project, successfully bid the project in round 4 of the REIPPPP with the support of G7.
Co-founder of G7 Renewable Energies Dr Killian Hagemann stated:
“This is an important milestone for G7. It reaffirms our expertise and ability to develop competitive and efficient wind farm projects in South Africa.”
G7 Director Nicolas Rolland said the Roggeveld site in the Karoo was selected after an extensive and rigorous investigation. He commented:
“The ideal site comprises several factors such as wind resources, topography, grid proximity and capacity, accessibility, as well as reduced environmental and permitting constraints. In what has now become a very competitive industry, the financial viability of a wind farm depends on the quality of the wind resource available at the identified site. The accuracy of our wind measurements and the predictability of the future yield are key to establishing the long-term success of the project.”