Civils 2000

Darling Wind Farm, Darling, Western Cape

The first of its kind in the country, this R75 million project generates electricity from wind power on a commercial basis. Developed by a private conglomeration of investors, which includes the Central Energy Fund and the Development Bank of South Africa, the four turbines of the Darling Wind Farm generate 5.2 megawatts of electricity for the City of Cape Town. It is hoped that the success of this project will inspire similar developments along the wind-swept coast of our country.