Wind energy localisation targets achievable, says senior IDC manager

Engineering News 23 October 2012.

The localisation targets for wind energy, which starts at 25% in round one of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), increasing to 40% by round three were certainly achievable, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) senior account manager Piet Badenhorst said on Tuesday.

“If you look at the typical turbine it consists 60% of the total project cost, so on the balance of plant you can already get close to the 40%,” he said at the 2012 Windaba in Cape Town….

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