Themba Khoza

Chief Engineer, Grid Code Management, Eskom

Mr Themba Khoza, a renewable energy enthusiast Professional Pr (ECSA) Chief Engineer within the System Operator, with an excess of 17 years of demonstrated history of working in the utility industry, now focusing on grid code compliance assessment of Renewable Energies (RE) seeking connection or connected to the South African power network. Strong expertise in the development and grid integration of the Renewable Energies such as Photovoltaic (PV), Wind, Concentrated Solar Plants, Landfill & Biogas, and Mini-Hydro.

A Lead Engineer of the Renewable Energy Technical Evaluation Committee (RETEC) responsible for the assessment of the RE grid code Compliance Studies, witnessing and reviewing of the RE compliance tests, the technical evaluation of the RE compliance reports to the Renewable Code, including the assessment of the RE (as-built and aggregated) model validation and the certification of the Renewable Energies for grid code compliance.

He is part of the of the Grid Code Secretariat team for the Grid Code Advisory Committee (GCAC), a NERSA sub-committee that is responsible for the governance of the South African Grid Codes, and a participant of the Industry Expert Team (IET), a GCAC expert team.

He has been extensively involved in the development of the South African Grid Codes, leading the development of the first Renewable Code in South Africa and currently a role player in the development of both the Battery Storage Energy Facility (BESF) Code and integration of all generator requirements into one Generation Code.

Mr Themba Khoza, holds a BSc Electrical Engineering Degree from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and a Post Graduate Honors in Technology Management from Pretoria University.