Project Development

InnoWind’s project development team is responsible for the identification and development of clean energy projects across Southern Africa.

Projects are designed for purpose: from 5 MW for captive or embedded plants up to multi-100 MW for utility offtake.

During the development phase of renewable energy projects, InnoWind engages in land negotiations, site design and permitting. Once landowners are dedicated to the project, the necessary feasibility studies are carried-out by experts (in-house and outsourced) and the permits and licenses required to build and operate the project are secured. Since 2010, InnoWind has developed a particular expertise in developing projects on community-owned and tribal land in the region.

Feasibility studies for a wind farm include: bird and bat monitoring programmes, Environmental Impact Assessments, wind measurement and analysis, geotechnical studies, grid integration studies etc.

Throughout the process, InnoWind engages actively with all relevant stakeholders, so as to create a mutually beneficial relationship throughout the lifetime of its projects.

Battery Storage

Through EDF Energies Nouvelles subsidiary EDF Store and Forecast, InnoWind can offer utility-scale battery storage solutions either as stand-alone or integrated into a renewable energy project (hybrid solution).