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Services

AfriCoast Energy provides:

Consulting, project development & management, high-level energy & sustainability strategic consulting, energy efficiency projects, climate change interventions and the planning and development of green economies to local, provincial and regional government, regulatory bodies and the private sector.

We have been involved with catalytic, significant renewable energy and sustainability projects and initiatives, including:

  • First commercial Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) for RSA
  • MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm
  • Redcap Kouga Wind Farm
  • Amatola Green Power, the first independent renewable energy trading company in South Africa
  • Climate response planning for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

We have delivered innovations in the South African energy market - including the Amatola Green Power project - that successfully brought embedded generation and energy trading to South Africa for the first time.

We have conceived, delivered and currently maintain 3 of the 4 projects in the first stage of South Africa’s commitment to alternative forms of energy generation through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme.

  • Government
  • Parastatals
  • Funders
  • Independent power producers
  • Project developers
  • EPC contractors
  • Renewable energy facility operators
  • Development organisations (nationally & internationally)

Find out more about our clients and associates.

 

Core Activities

AfriCoast Energy focuses on the entire lifecycle of renewable energy projects > > from identification and permitting through to construction and operation. We contribute to the much needed diversification and stability of the local and national energy supply, while facilitating sustainable development, job creation and growth in South Africa.

Our team provides strategic energy and sustainability policy development and planning. We assist government departments and development organisations to implement low carbon and sustainability interventions and to ensure that opportunities within southern Africa’s green economy are fully developed.

Strategy

ENERGY: we pioneer new models for renewable energy generation and trading; we plan and manage energy on behalf of government, communities and private sector entities.

SUSTAINABILITY: we draw from our extensive experience within both the local government and private sector to develop innovative sustainability and city resilience strategies and plans.

Our dual role of developer and consultant, together with our experience in both the public and private sector, adds a unique dimension to the services and solutions we deliver. Partnerships formed through the years with other consultancies, organisations and experts, both nationally and internationally, enable us to guarantee:

  • International project delivery standards
  • Multidisciplinary engineering expertise
  • A solutions-driven approach, embracing multidimensional thinking for innovative and strategic solutions
  • A commitment to partnership and collaboration

Wind

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Our team designs and delivers electrical, energy efficient and renewable energy systems >> from site selection, feasibility and design right through to project management of the construction phase, operation and maintenance.

We support our clients throughout the entire renewable energy project lifecycle, from inception through to commissioning. We combine the best science, the most proven methodologies, and wind energy experience to enable our clients to move forward with confidence in developing renewable energy facilities.

The most critical part of planning a renewable energy project is assessing the quantity and variability of the energy resource for the area of interest. Our wind energy assessment models and methodologies are based on advanced technology. We assist our clients to avoid missteps during planning. We maximise project confidence and make projects more bankable in the long run.

The AfriCoast Energy multidisciplinary implementation team carries out a wide range of technical advisory services for renewable energy wind projects. These include:

  • Field data service, site selection & data management
  • Resource assessments
  • Micro siting and layouts
  • Net energy calculations & quality control
  • Permitting & licencing
  • Turbine selection support
  • Grid connection, electrical & communications infrastructure specification
  • Preliminary & detailed civil design & specification
  • Detailed structural design
  • Tender assessment support
  • Wind mast erection & monitoring
  • Safety management & power performance assessment
  • Construction management, site supervision & technical audit

Solar

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Solar energy includes thermal and photovoltaic. The same dynamics that affect the success of a wind farm apply to solar energy projects. Planners, developers and owners require accurate energy resource and production estimates to determine the variability of solar energy projects and estimate their return on investment.

AfriCoast Energy’s solar resource assessments consider many independent solar data sources, including satellite and surface-based observation data, to determine the most accurate representation of a site’s solar resource. We also use advanced software tools to create indicative solar energy plant designs, net energy production profiles and gross revenue estimates. This assists our clients to establish accurate project values and understand project risks.

Our services include:

  • Field data service, site selection & data management
  • Resource assessments
  • Micro siting and layouts
  • Net energy calculations & quality control
  • Permitting & licencing
  • Turbine selection support
  • Grid connection, electrical & communications infrastructure specification
  • Preliminary & detailed civil design & specification
  • Detailed structural design
  • Tender assessment support
  • Wind mast erection & monitoring
  • Safety management & power performance assessment
  • Construction management, site supervision & technical audit

Hydro

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We provide the following services in the renewable energy sector:

  • Field data service, site selection & data management
  • Resource assessments
  • Micro siting and layouts
  • Net energy calculations & quality control
  • Permitting & licencing
  • Turbine selection support
  • Grid connection, electrical & communications infrastructure specification
  • Preliminary & detailed civil design & specification
  • Detailed structural design
  • Tender assessment support
  • Wind mast erection & monitoring
  • Safety management & power performance assessment
  • Construction management, site supervision & technical audit

Biomass/Biogas

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We provide the following services in the renewable energy sector:

  • Field data service, site selection & data management
  • Resource assessments
  • Micro siting and layouts
  • Net energy calculations & quality control
  • Permitting & licencing
  • Turbine selection support
  • Grid connection, electrical & communications infrastructure specification
  • Preliminary & detailed civil design & specification
  • Detailed structural design
  • Tender assessment support
  • Wind mast erection & monitoring
  • Safety management & power performance assessment
  • Construction management, site supervision & technical audit

Sustainability

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At AfriCoast Energy we are passionate about sustainability. We feel privileged to work in a wide range of sectors, including academic, government, industry and consulting. Out team holds a range of research, planning, implementation and management skills.

Where a project requires skills and experience that fall outside the ambit of our in-house team, we draw from a network of experts and professionals. Always, we will provide you with a team that can deliver the optimal solution. AfriCoast is a proven lead consultant and partner in planning and implementing solutions for sustainable development.

Our sustainability planning services include:

  • Integrated energy planning
  • Sustainability (including green economy) planning
  • Energy & sustainability policy development
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Status quo studies
  • Community development

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