BioTherm expects to begin work on SA wind, solar projects by Q3

24 February 2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - February 24, 2012

South African independent power producer BioTherm Energy reports that the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) bidding process, for the first phase of the renewable-energy procurement programme is not facing any stumbling blocks and that it has been a “job well done in every respect of the ‘request for proposals’ process”.

BioTherm Energy CEO Jasandra Nyker says that, from conceptualisation and structure all the way through to evaluation and allocation, it has been a smooth process.

“The levels of DOE efficiency and professionalism associated with this ‘first window’ of renewables allocation engender great confidence in the overall roll-out of the green elements of government’s Integrated Resources Plan,” she adds.

The first foray into the procurement of renewable energy saw BioTherm selected as a preferred bidder for three projects. These projects included two of its solar photovoltaic projects, the 10 MW Konkoonsies solar energy facility and the 10 MW Aries solar energy facility, as well as one of its wind projects, the Dassiesklip wind energy facility, which will generate about 27 MW.


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