Media Alert: City to Start Selling Darling Wind Farm's Green Electricity
The City of Cape Town will on Wednesday 24 March host a media briefing to celebrate its imminent plans to start selling the green electricity produced at the Darling Wind Farm on the West Coast.
The electricity generated at the Darling Wind Farm will soon be sold to all interested Capetonians through Green Electricity Certificates, which will enable consumers to participate in the practical use of green electricity, without being directly connected by a power line to the renewable energy source.
The Darling Wind Farm is a partnership between the Danish Government Development Agency Danida, the Central Energy Fund, the Development Bank of South Africa, the private Darling Independent Power Producer and the City of Cape Town.
Alderman Clive Justus, Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, said: "This is an exciting first step for Cape Town to reach our stated target to source 10% of our overall energy requirements from sustainable sources by 2020. Buying Green Electricity Certificates will give Capetonians the opportunity to demonstrate that they are consuming electricity from a sustainable source."
All media are invited to attend a media briefing with Alderman Justus, Mr Raoul Goosen, Director of Darling Wind Power (Pty) Ltd and Mr Brian Jones, Manager: Green Energy for the City of Cape Town.
Date: Wednesday 24 March 2010
Venue: ENS House, 2 Lower Loop Street, 7th floor, Large Boardroom (Entrance is on the Holiday Inn side next to a motor showroom)
Parking is available in the public parking garage underneath the building, at a fee.
Refreshments will be served.
City of Cape Town
Alderman Clive Justus
Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services
Tel: 021 400 1206
Cell: 083 628 4136
Head: Green Energy
Tel: 021 446 2015
Cell: 084 219 4024