22 April 2015
Eskom says the Sere Wind farm
near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full commercial operational
capacity of one-hundred megawatt.
According to acting CEO Brian
Molefe, the wind farm is Eskom’s first large-scale renewable energy project,
and forms part of the commitment to renewable energy and reducing the carbon
The power utility says the Sere
Wind farm is its first utility scale renewable energy project.
Eskom Spokesperson Khulu
Phasiwe says “the power station is now producing over 100 megawatt into the
power grade and that, this is part of our plan as the company to reduce our
dependency on coal but also to diversify our energy forces.
We want to go into renewable
energy still and make sure that we reduce our dependency on coal, Phasiwe
Meanwhile Eskom has again
started implementing stage one load shedding until ten pm tonight.
This morning, the power
utility said the likelihood of load shedding continuing for the rest of the
week remained high, especially during the evening peak hours.
For the past two days the
utility has implemented stage one of rolling blackouts between 5pm and 10pm.
This is mainly due to
extensive maintenance work that is being done on the generators.
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