One of the unseen benefits of large renewable energy projects is the employment that they create in local communities.
The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm currently employs almost 250 people from the various local communities on site that is slated to go online in 2014.
“By employing local residents and providing on-the-job training, which can be applied at other future wind energy production projects planned in the Eastern Cape, this industry is able to make a positive difference in the lives of literally hundreds of families,” said Leo Quinn, project manager of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
At the peak of the construction phase of the project in August, 602 people from the local Kouga Municipality were employed on the site. Read on SAAEA >