Benger, West Mokoan, Kennedy’s Creek Solar Farms

OVERVIEW:

NEN provided owners engineering technical and commercial support and advice to South Energy, a multi-site solar farm developer

Project budget:  ~ $1B

Client
South Energy
Year Completed
2019 – Ongoing
Location

South Australia

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UTILITIES CHALLENGE:

South Energy is a relatively new entrant in the solar developer market and recognised the importance of having seasoned engineering and commercial expertise. They needed help to navigate the intricate processes of project development approvals and financial close, and sought out professional support via NEN Consulting to advance their goals in the solar developer market.

SEAMLESS SOLUTION:

NEN facilitated South Energy’s examination of grid connection options by taking into account technical, regulatory, and commercial factors. Our team provided comprehensive reports that were conveyed to South’s management in an easy-to-understand manner. These reports integrated advice from various design, financial, and other advisors, ensuring that South Energy was able to easily assess and determine a way forward considering existing advice from numerous inputs.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH:

  • Options analysis of various connection supply, distribution and grid interface options and voltages
  • Detailed economic tariff and cost analysis
  • Initiation of grid connection process
  • Vendor scan and introductions to our industry contacts.
  • Prepare preliminary / concept designs
  • Prepare high level bills of material and cost estimates
  • Prepare technical earthing requirements and assist in requirements
  • Provide utility negotiation strategy
  • Detail transmission pipeline impacts of the developments including standards summary and review
  • Advise on connection arrangements for local offtakes and regulation relating to shared transmission assets.

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