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HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY WILL THE DARLING WIND FARM PRODUCE?

The project is being developed in two phases. The R70m phase one is completed, comprising four 1.3 MW wind turbines that will generate 13 million KWh of wind powered electricity per year. This equates to about 80% of the summertime (and 60% winter) electricity requirements for a small town the size of Darling, and came on stream during March 2008. Phase two will add a further six 1,3 MW turbines, making for total installed cpacity of 13 MW.




HOW WILL THE WIND FARM'S ELECTRICITY BE SUPPLIED AND PURCHASED BY CUSTOMERS?

A ready market for the electricity is, of course, the most important factor in a project of this nature - and obviously at a price that realises a modest return on the investment. This is a considerable challenge for us, given the farm's small generating capacity and the substantial cost of start-up infrastructure. But once this is in place, the only costs will relate to ongoing maintenace.

We have a 20-year power-purchase agreement with the City of Cape Town, whereby the city

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