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Wind energy has the advantage of being unlimited, carbon-neutral and now competitive. It’s an inexhaustible resource (wind constitutes an unlimited resource), available locally, and predictable (in a precise manner over 24 or 48 hours) and relatively constant over the year (little variability from one year to the next).

North Africa

Morocco:
Tarfaya Energy Company(TAREC): The Tarfaya Wind Farm is one of the largest wind farms built on the African continent, with 316 MW. This park, operational since December 2014, has been developed in partnership with ENGIE and the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE). TAREC Wind plant production meets the needs of nearly 1.5 million households,. The park contributes to greater energy independence of Morocco and avoids nearly 900,000 tons of CO2 per year, i.e., equivalent to CO2 absorbed by nearly 40 million trees per year.


Egypt:

Ras Ghareb Wind Energy is a 262,5 MW wind plant. The wind farm is owned by ENGIE and its consortium partners Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation and Orascom Construction. The wind farm is located near Ras Ghareb on the Gulf of Suez, an optimal site with about 60% of gross capacity factor.

South Africa

Aurora Wind Power is a company responsible for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the 94 MW West Coast One wind farm situated in Vredenburg, Western Cape.

The Excelsior wind energy facility is a 32.5MW facility located 30km southwest of the town of Swellendam, within the Swellendam Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province.. The project comprises of 13 Gold Wind 2.5MW permanent magnetic direct drive turbines. The project covers an area of 2,400ha and generates over 132GWh of renewable power each year, enough to power 16,000 households and offset 121,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.

Golden Valley wind energy facility is a 120MW onshore wind project. The project is situated near to the towns of Bedford, Cookhouse, Adelaide and Somerset East. The facility is located within the Blue Crane Route Local Municipality, within the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. The project consists of 48 2.5MW Gold Wind permanent magnetic direct drive turbines. The facility generate 477.6 GWh per annum which will supply an estimated 104,000 households with clean sustainable energy and offset 439,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

In development

Gulf of Suez II: is a 500MW wind farm near Ras Ghareb, Egypt. Located on the shores of the Gulf of Suez, 40 km North-West of Ras Ghareb in Egypt, Gulf of Suez Project 2 will be the largest onshore wind power plant in ENGIE’s portfolio. The project meets strict environmental standards and supports Egypt’s transition to renewable energy.

Once fully operational, the plant will be the largest privately developed utility-scale wind power plant in Egypt, capable of delivering clean power to more than 800,000 Egyptian homes.

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