Green Gold Energy (GGE) is pleased to announce that our recently developed 1.98MVA solar farm at Caroona Road, Port Augusta West, has now been successfully energised. This energisation took place on the 18th of September and commenced full generation as of today, following a safe in-house HV switching and satisfactory witness test with SAPN. 

It took a great team effort to bring this project to fruition and to reach GGE’s high standard of quality; mindful of the internal budget and timeline outlined in agreement with the project principal, Astronergy Co. Ltd (Chint Solar). 

This project marks a significant milestone for GGE, demonstrating our developed ability to deliver an EPC project with internal construction for mechanical (GRE) and electrical (ACE) installations, with very limited sub-contracted work for piling, trench, concrete, and HV termination. 

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This experience has been critical for the development of our commercial team in negotiating and securing more EPC contracts in 2021 with various overseas investors and project principals. Opening the commercial team and the overall company to the opportunity of more EPC contracts in the future supports one of our overarching values of providing continuous employment opportunities and strength to the economy. 

Senior Electrical Engineer, Alessandro Wei, shared some kind words of appreciation for those that assisted in the delivery of this milestone, ‘For those who were only with the company over the course of the project, GGE appreciates all the hard work you have contributed. And for those of you who remain with the company, beyond the end of this project, I look forward to working with you all to deliver our current project at Port Wakefield and all the future projects we have in the pipeline’. 

As our company expands into the EPC market, with the propensity to institute, manage, and function <5MW large scale solar farms and even 100MW+ utility-scale solar farms, we aim to develop our internal capability to cover all facets, including but not limited to; engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning. 

GGE employs an alliance of qualified, experienced, and capable professionals. Our company comfortably hosts a wealth of trust and conviction in our team and their technical competency, experience, dedication, and work ethic, together and as individuals. Beginning this project, we faced some lessons and proudly and proactively acknowledged our mistakes and remedied them as a team. 

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Green Gold Energy strongly believes that we never fail. We either win, or we learn. The experiences gained throughout the course of this project have instilled in us great confidence that our future projects will be delivered in a more smooth and organised manner. 

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