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Fast-tracking project development and commercialising large scale solar

Solar power summit

11 February 2013 - Blair Walter, Aurecon’s Renewable Energy Leader will be sharing his insights on solar development in South Africa at the 3rd Annual Solar Power Summit being held on 19-20 February 2013 in Brisbane.

Aurecon is a silver sponsor of the conference, which is themed ‘fast-tracking project development and commercialising large scale solar’.

“South Africa has created a vibrant renewable energy market through a well-structured IPP (Independent Power Producer) procurement programme,” says Blair.

The South African government has awarded contracts for 1 415 MW of wind and solar capacity through its renewable energy procurement programme and Aurecon is playing a leading role in ensuring the successful realisation of six of these projects, in the capacity of Owner’s Engineer (OE) and Balance of Plant Design Engineer.

Solar development in South Africa: jumping straight to utility scale
Presented by: Blair Walter
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Session time: 12:20 – 13:00 pm

About Blair Walter

Blair Walter is a mechanical engineer and Aurecon’s Renewable Energy Leader. He has 16 years of experience in the energy advisory sector incorporating a range of technical and commercial projects in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Africa and Europe.

Blair’s primary focus is renewable energy and his recent experience includes development support on wind and solar projects at all stages of development from conception to financial close. Blair has specialist skills in due diligence for acquisition transactions, energy yield assessment and contract strategy.

Find out more about our expertise in Renewable Energy.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Aurecon during the conference, or to learn more about the paper Blair is presenting you can contact him directly on the details below:

Blair Walter
Renewable Energy Leader
T +64 4 439 0320
M +64 21 644 858


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