Well-positioned as a partner in IPPPP


Renewable energy, including wind and solar, benefits South Africa significantly. The country’s 2010 Integrated Resource Plan calls for the generation capacity of 17 800 MW from renewable energy sources by 2030. South Africa’s energy market has been extremely active and the Department of Energy, through the Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, by the end of its Round 4 Expedited Window, will have awarded around 8000 MW of generation capacity. The Department of Energy called for expressions of interest, by the 20th of June, from potential strategic partners to State-Owned Companies for 600 MW of new generation capacity from gas. One such strategic partner is DRA, which has been involved in several such power projects across the African continent since 2001. One of the major projects DRA has worked on was the Arcelor-Mittal wind farm project in Saldanha on the West Coast. The project, since cancelled, was initially commissioned by iWEC Isivunguvungu and was to include the design of protection systems for an embedded generator installation.

Contact Kyle Young, DRA, Tel 011 202-8600, kyle.young@draglobal.com


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