Dorper 100 MW Wind Farm Electrical Commissioning and Energization Support

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Client: Nordex Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Location: South Africa

POWER provided commission and energization support for the balance of plant electrical systems at the new 100 MW Dorper Wind Farm near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Nordex is the wind turbine manufacturer for the project, developed by Rainmaker Energy. POWER confirmed the commissioning procedures complied with Eskom standards and the requirements of the Power Purchase Agreement. An field engineer from our Centurion, South Africa, office was on site to oversee the commissioning process and verify acceptance for energization. The wind farm’s electrical system includes a 33 kV underground collection system, 33/132 kV collection substation, 132 kV interconnecting transmission line, the 132 kV point of interconnect, and SCADA and communications systems associated with these facilities.