A mega wind power project in South Africa’s De Aar, Northern Cape Province that has been constructed with the help of China has started operation.
The Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Wind Power Project will help generate 600 million kwh of green power for South Africa each year.
Speaking at a launching ceremony Friday, MN Jack a member of the Executive Council for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in Northern Cape Province said that the project makes a positive contribution to the local energy structure and the economic development.
“We hope that all the local people are going to maximize the benefits and job opportunities offered by the project,” he said.
The mega wind power project was officially unveiled on Saturday and is expected to meet electricity demand of 85,000 people in the area.
The project uses turbines made by China Guodian United Power Technology Co.Ltd.
The new wind power project will help save 215,800 tons of standard coal and emission reduction of 619,900 tons of carbon dioxide.
Wei Chen, general manager of Longyuan SA, a company under China Guodian Group told news agency Xinhua that clean energy and energy conservation and emission reduction are their top priority.