Case Studies

Royalla Solar Farm

Royalla solar farmTechSafe Australia performs electrical inspection services for all sizes of solar and renewable energy systems from small domestic to larger commercial properties.

In 2014 TechSafe worked closely with the ACT Government and their Inspectors to inspect Australia’s first large scale solar farm to be connected to the national electricity grid.

The 20 megawatt Royalla Solar Farm was developed by Spanish company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). It is made up of 83,000 solar panels and has the capacity to power more than 4,500 ACT homes.

The TechSafe Inspectors utilized on this project specialized in high voltage control and protection, large scale solar PV and the Electricity Act, Regulations and general wiring standards, which were specific to the project.

At the completion of the project, the Royalla Solar Farm was opened by Environment Minister Simon Corbell and the Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo. The ACT Government, the project developer and the project principle all acknowledged and appreciated TechSafe’s involvement in assisting with compliance for the project.


Department of Housing Western Australia – Electrical Safety Device Program

The WA Housing Authority utilized TechSafe Inspectors to perform electrical safety compliance inspections and confirm the regulatory compliance of electrical safety devices within community housing properties owned by the Housing Authority.

The project required the inspection of each properties electrical safety devices, namely the Residual Current Devices (RCD’s), smoke alarms and main earth. TechSafe was to ensure that the RCD’s, smoke alarms and main earth at each property were compliant with regulations, Wiring Rules – AS/NZS 3000 and the Building Code of Australia.

TechSafe Inspectors worked alongside licensed electricians who rectified any defects identified. TechSafe then re-inspected the work to ensure it was completed appropriately and that it was compliant.

At the completion of the project, the Department of Housing Program Manager commented that TechSafe had exceeded all expectations and demonstrated a willingness to “go the extra mile” which had contributed to the program success.

 

Testimonials

The positive feedback that we regularly receive from customers, New Connections, Teams and the Faults Teams within the Distribution Businesses' demonstrates the great suceess of these projects to date.

Below are some examples of the positive customer responses that TechSafe have recently received:

"Stephen (TechSafe Inspector) answers the phone / returns calls, and is always helpful with direct precise answers. These things seem to be very hard to get from people now, so it has been such a delight dealing with Stephen.
I very rarely thank people however in this case it should definitely be acknowledged."
Martin
Director Living Electric


"Charlie was lovely - polite, courteous & considerate. All the staff that day were actually. Kept me informed throughout. Fixed the issues as quickly as he could."


"Hi Charlie, Thank you for the great care you took of this vulnerable customer. Taking the time to ensure that she understood what was happening is appreciated very much. You're a champion!!"
Janet
Customer Management - Team Leader