Commissioning should be considered throughout the course of the construction phase, however, most of the commissioning activities will occur following mechanical completion when the system is ready to be energised. The commissioning process certifies that the owner’s requirements have been met, the power plant installation is complete and the power plant complies with grid and safety requirements. Successful completion of the commissioning process is crucial to achieving provisional acceptance, the process of handover of the plant from contractor to owner. 


Commissioning should prove three main criteria:

1. The power plant is structurally and electrically safe.

2. The power plant is sufficiently robust (structurally and electrically) to operate for the specified lifetime.

3. The power plant operates as designed and its performance falls in line with pre-determined parameters.