SA renewable energy success opens doors

June 1st, 2017, Published in Articles: Energize


Conco has completed the electrical balance of plant for over nine wind farms and four solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in South Africa including grid connections. This work forms part of the South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme. For bid windows one, two and three, the company secured the electrical balance of plant work of 68%, 40% and 70% respectively, of the total power generation allocated per window.

The company’s expertise encompassed wind turbine reticulation where it connected over 300 turbines to the grid, wind turbine pad-mounted transformer kiosks, facility SCADA and power plant controller solutions, network stability equipment required to ensure grid code compliance, substations and overhead lines. The company’s services included in-house design, commissioning and project management. All wind and solar projects were completed within the specified time and all its economic development obligations pertaining to jobs, local content and preferential procurement. The company plans to take this extensive experiential base in renewable projects into the rest of the continent.

Contact Izak van der Merwe, Conco, Tel 021 905-0392,


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