Prior to planning a renewable energy project of any scale, it is essential to determine where the abundant resources exist, understand their characteristics, and validate their quality. AWS Truepower possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in resource assessment campaign design and management. Our in-house meteorologists, engineers and field technicians employ advanced computer models and high-resolution resource maps to minimize upfront investment and ensure smart resource assessment campaign design.
Accurate energy assessments are the key to realistic expectations for project performance and have significant impact on project finance. With over 60,000 MW of wind and solar projects under our belt, AWS Truepower prides itself on being transparent – using calibrated energy assessment methods that have been validated against operational data. The foundation of our energy assessments includes high-resolution models, smart resource assessment campaign design, and rigorous measure-correlate-predict (MCP) analyses.
It can be a long journey from your initial vision of a renewable energy plant to its realization as an operational asset. AWS Truepower’s (AWST) Project Consulting service suite can guide you along this journey, and ensure you and your project are positioned for success every step of the way. Our capabilities span the full project cycle, from initial feasibility studies, to resource and energy assessment, conceptual design, and on through equipment selection, construction and operational assessment.
AWST’s multi-disciplined team of professionals is customer-focused and will create a customized suite of services to ensure all of your unique business needs are met. We understand the financial and business interests of our clients, and we are fully prepared to represent those interests. Our experience in managing complex projects results in reduced risk and optimal use of your resources from project concept to operation.
Whether you are interested in maximizing existing land assets, looking for new opportunities to develop or acquire, or need to supplement stretched internal resources, AWS Truepower can support you through the entire project development lifecycle and beyond.
Our services include:
- Resource Assessment Campaign Design, Deployment and Management
- Plant Design
- Energy Estimation and Bankable Assessment
- Visual, Noise and Permitting Support
- Grid Interconnection
- Thermal Screening
- Equipment Selection and Technical Review
- Pre-warranty Expiration Inspection
- Operational Assessments
- Due Diligence – new and existing projects
Understanding and mitigating the risks associated with renewable energy projects is critical for developers, lenders and investors alike. As one of the world’s leading and most experienced renewable energy consultancies, AWS Truepower (AWST) provides comprehensive independent engineering and due diligence services to the wind and solar industries.
AWST’s clients benefit from our 25 years of experience, professional staff and fully integrated solutions. Our in-depth knowledge and expertise in resource assessment, coupled with our commitment to employing methods that are field-proven and calibrated, sets us apart from other consultancies.
AWST also specializes in third-party desktop assessments, development pipeline and risk reviews, and large portfolio reviews for wind and solar projects in various stages of the development pipeline for acquisitions and valuation of assets.
By leveraging our state-of-the-art resource mapping technologies and proven energy assessment methods, AWST can provide a range of independent engineering and due diligence services that mitigate risk, manage expectations and support a healthy bottom line.
Our comprehensive due diligence review services include:
- Site Visit
- Independent Assessment of Resource and Expected Energy Production
- Evaluation of Site Constraints
- Evaluation of Future Expansion Considerations
- Review of Plant Design Elements
- Review of Grid Interconnection Plan and Design
- Review of Supplier and Contractor Qualifications
- Comprehensive Report with Supporting Data
- Operations & Maintenance Program Review
While renewable energy brings with it inherent variability in plant production, good economic performance of a project is not a matter of chance. The key to future success lies in understanding plant performance, what drives it, and attention to detail during operations. As our industry matures, there is a growing need for evaluation, understanding and projection of performance given the realities of available data from the project, and the need to limit impacts on the operational equipment and personnel. AWS Truepower is committed to pioneering evaluation methods, and developing tools that make use of available data to help set and manage expectations for the future of a project, and identify opportunities for performance improvement.
AWS Truepower has broad-based experience with performance evaluations, analysis and testing programs across a range of technology and applications.
Our services include:
- Operational performance evaluations
- Software: System Health Analysis and Reporting Program (SHARP)
- Plant audits
- Performance testing
- Site calibration services
- IEC turbine testing
- Power curve test programs
- Power quality analysis
- Pre-warranty-expiration evaluations and inspections
- Warranty performance evaluations
- Long-term capacity factor projections
The challenge of successfully integrating large quantities of renewable energy into the power grid has been a key focus area at AWS Truepower (AWST) for over two decades. With AWST’s forecasting and grid management services, the risk and uncertainty of integrating wind and solar energy is greatly reduced. We have conducted numerous grid integration studies domestically and abroad, and our user-friendly forecasts are accurate and based on years of experience, research, and independent validation.
AWST has the experience and resources to meet the challenge of integrating large scale renewables.