The construction of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm is forging ahead, with 50 of the 60 wind turbines already erected! These towering machines’ long rotor blades are majestically turning in the wind, and can be viewed by commuters from the N2. This spectacular sight is causing quite a stir amongst locals and visitors to the region, who are curious to understand how exactly power is created by these soaring machines.
“We are so pleased that the public are so engaged and interested in our Project about the process of creating power from the wind,” said Mark Pickering, General Manager of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. “Our Facebook page and call centre line are abuzz with questions,” he added.
In simple terms, here is an outline of how wind turbines can transform free wind into electricity that power our homes: