Waainek Wind Farm
January 2016Commercial Operations Date
20 000South African Homes Powered
Equivalent Annual Supply
Approximately 20 000 South African households.
The 24.6 MW Waainek Wind Farm is located 6 km South West of Grahamstown, along the Highlands Road in the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape.
Waainek Wind Power(RF) (Pty) Ltd
EDF Renewables, Industrial Development Corporation and Waainek Winds of Change BBBEE Co.
Eskom (Single Buyer Office).
Vestas Southern Africa
15 months (August 2014 – October 2015)
Number of Turbines
8 x Vestas V112 – 3.075 MW turbines
Under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) Programme, the Waainek Wind Farm contributes up to 2.1 % of its revenue towards Socio-Economic and Enterprise Development initiatives that are located within a 50 km radius of the wind facility. Please refer to our community development page for further insights into the GYD programme.