Renewable Energy

We are well positioned to play a major role towards contributing to global initiatives on renewable energy and the introduction of the Independent Power Producers. We understand the technical and commercial demands facing the global energy market - increasing regulatory scrutiny and a growing demand for alternative energy sources.

Project Development

At Global hands we understand the gap that exist in the continent – most projects are not bankable. We have positioned ourselves to drive the evolution of ideas into bankable projects. Our service offering spans the whole project lifecycle; from the structuring and evaluation of ideas, through the prefeasibility and feasibility phases to the management of the basic design, detail design, construction, commissioning, and startup phases. At each project phase, we enable informed decision making based on technical, economic, social and environmental criteria.

We understand the full value chain for Energy development which includes:

  • Site identification and assessment
  • Energy yield studies & optimization
  • Environmental permits
  • Electricity grid interconnections
  • Planning and building permits
  • Project Development agreements
  • Greenfield & Brownfield Development
  • Project Pipeline Acquisition
  • Financial and Technical feasibility
  • Power Purchase Agreement Analysis

Asset Management

An asset owners primary objective is to ensure that its plant/s produce at the highest levels of efficiency to ensure the greatest return on investment. A variation in production results in a direct positive or negative effect to the bottom line of the owners business. Our Asset Management service ensures that not only will the PV system maintain high levels of technical (and consequently economic) performance over its lifetime but that the supporting administrative and regulatory requirements are met too. A quality Asset Management service focusses on sustained, verifiable production of power with the highest levels of efficiency.

  • Commercial Asset Management
  • Technical Asset Management
  • Regulatory Compliance

Operations and Maintenance

We provide project investors and lenders peace of mind by embedding the O&M requirements of an operating Renewable Energy plant.

We have access to our own inhouse SCADA control system for small to medium Solar farms (licenced by NETELEK in Ireland). The system monitors in real-time the load consumed by a microgrid and controls the Electrical energy injected by the Solar PV Farm into the private microgrid. The system throttles inverter output which allows for the Solar PV Farm to be integrated on a private grid that also has an Eskom bulk point of supply as well as other points of supply like Diesel Generator. In addition, the system provides for the metering and billing of points of delivery and points of intake, together with mapping of the electrical network assets.

Our team are experts in Operations and Maintenance, offering a full range of plant monitoring, preventive and corrective maintenance services backed up by appropriate contractual guarantees depending on customer requirements. We offer the following services:

  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Spare parts management
  • Corrective maintenance
  • 24/7 remote plant monitoring
  • Plant availability guarantees
  • Information management and reporting