All 60 wind turbines at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, have been commissioned, following the erection of the final turbine in February.

The project’s next milestone will be its commercial operations date, which GM Mark Pickering says is now imminent.

The project began supplying power to Eskom in December and, once commercially operational, Pickering says it will generate enough electricity to supply more than 110 000 average South African homes.

The wind farm, which has been developed by a consortium led by Globeleq, spans a 3 700 ha site and comprises 60 2.3 MW turbines supplied by technology group Siemens.