Programme Manager – Concentrating Solar Power
Vikesh is currently Program Manager – Concentrating Solar Power at Eskom’s Renewables Business Unit in South Africa. He is a professional engineer with an MBA and a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC), and is a member of the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
He started his career in Eskom as an engineer in training in 1994, and has held various senior technical management roles at various power stations and in Research within Eskom over the last 21 years. Given the strategic importance of Concentrating Solar Power in Eskom, he was tasked to lead the development of Eskom’s 100 MW CSP project in 2010.
As programme manager for CSP, he has end to end accountability for all CSP initiatives within Eskom, including solar augmentation. Hi is also Eskom’s representative at the South African Solar Thermal Electricity Association (Sastela) and has represented South Africa as exco alternate at the Solar PACES Executive Committee.