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The Coega Wind Farm is a wind farm in Coega, an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) covering 110 km2 (42 sq mi) of land,[1] that is situated within the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality near Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Installed by the Belgian company Electrawinds [nl], it was the first commercial wind farm built in the country.[2][3]

Coega Wind Farm
Coega wind turbine-001.JPG
Wind turbine developed by Electrawinds [nl] of Belgium
CountrySouth Africa
LocationCoega
Coordinates33°45′16″S 25°40′36″E / 33.7544812°S 25.6765536°E / -33.7544812; 25.6765536Coordinates: 33°45′16″S 25°40′36″E / 33.7544812°S 25.6765536°E / -33.7544812; 25.6765536
StatusOperational
Commission date2010
Owner(s)Electrawind
Power generation
Make and modelGeneral Electric: GE2.5XL 1.8 MW
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coega Development Corporation :About Coega Archived February 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Electrawinds launches 1st wind turbine at Coega". MSN. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Development of a 57.5MW Wind Energy Project". Public Process Consultants. Retrieved 9 October 2010.