Noblesfontein is a renewable energy wind farm that operates 41 Vestas V100 turbines, each producing 1,8MW and has a licensed generating capacity of 73,8MW.

The brainchild of Pieter Francois Roux, Noblesfontein Wind Farm is a renewable energy generation plant, established in 2011 on his family farm, located in the Northern Cape Province, near the towns of Victoria West and Hutchinson in the Karoo.

Noblesfontein is the first 100 per cent South African-owned wind farm, whose renewable energy project bid was one of the first awarded by the Department of Energy in 2011. Construction of the wind farm was completed in 2014 and it has been feeding the grid ever since.

Noblesfontein is committed to a 20-year contract with the DMRE, to generate electricity and supply it directly to South Africa’s national grid. Central to this contract is our commitment to invest in the socio-economic development and enterprise development (SEDED) of Victoria West and other communities within a 50 km radius of the wind farm.

Our social investment commitment stems from the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) directive. This programme creates a defined framework, as well as the system by which such investments are to be recognised and monitored by the DMRE.