Riaan has 26 years of experience gained through a diverse range of practical appointments across several industries including vocational training in the electricity generation and distribution industry. Working in the utilities, manufacturing, construction, rail and building services industries, initially as an engineering technician, progressing to project/design engineer and later to design/consulting.
I gained extensive experience in the design and construction of infrastructure HV and LV distribution, from generation, distribution to end-user systems. Initially as part of his practical training with the National Generator/Grid Distributor in Namibia working in coal fired and hydro generation power stations including distribution networks of 11, 66, 220 and 330KV going on joining Windhoek Municipality extending experience to end user distribution networks for systems up to 66kV, responsible for designing and laying out utility networks for the municipal controlled network.This led to development and design of a new geographically arranged system switching mimic panel for the entire HV network later fully automated implementing a fully computerised telemetry system to carry out all switching from the central control room complete with status monitoring.
Further experience was gained within the private sector; small to large scale projects designing and in-stalling electrical and security systems typically including 11kV and 380V overhead and underground distribution networks, building services installations, renewable generation systems (mainly photovoltaic and wind generation) for off-grid systems.
I have internal expertise with solar farms; including planning and design of UK based systems between 5 and 20MW, with additional knowledge – primarily technical reviews – of 100+ MW sites in Middle East.
Business Development Manager
Adam has over a decade of experience within the renewable energy sector covering a broad range of technologies. His expertise lies within Solar PV, Heat Pumps and Biomass; he takes an active interest in all renewable technologies and products that compliment or provide energy efficiency.
His career started within the residential market and quickly moved to encompass commercial applications. He offers a consultative approach, assessing project specific needs and ensuring client objectives are met. He is technically minded and has ‘hands on’ experience within the field, from installing to commissioning. He enjoys influencing and developing conceptions while working closely with internal team members to ensure successful completion.
Gerrida is a qualified and experience facilities manager with 15 years experience in diverse range of industries. Her career started in facilities management in the accounting sector before she moved to the local broadcasting corporation and is now focussing on the commercial sector and renewable energy solutions, supporting her colleagues to successfully deliver projects.