Solutions

Infrastructure and Balance of Plant

To build a renewable energy facility, it is important to understand the requirements to build or upgrade infrastructure, such as roads and transmission lines. AWS Truepower’s experienced engineers can help you understand infrastructure and balance of plant (BOP) needs both internal and external to your project.

Wind

Transmission Analysis Suite

The AWS Transmission Analysis Suite has services that can help you identify the feasibility and best methods for interconnecting your wind project. Additionally, the suite has tools that help to understand the electrical market, the benefits of wind to the electric grid and the financial value of your wind energy.

  • Preliminary Collection Design: Our engineers and GIS specialists, along with the use of the openWind® software can help establish a preliminary collector path for potential wind facility layouts. By completing a preliminary cost estimate on the designs, we can also help to identify potential cost implications and design alternatives.
  • Thermal Screenings and Contingency Analyses: AWS Truepower can complete power flow studies to understand the ability of the regional transmission grid to receive and export the power from your wind project. The analysis can help to guide the appropriate project size, point of interconnection, and give an overview of constraints that may require upgrades to the electric system.
  • Load Coincidence Study: A load coincidence study quantifies the peak, diurnal, seasonal, and monthly coincidence of wind energy with the local or regional load. This study helps to show the ability of wind to meet load when it is needed most and understand the impact of the wind profile to the value of the energy.
  • Wind Variability Study: A variability study analyzes the variability of wind production against the variability already inherent in regional loads. By completing a variability study, we can help you understand the potential implications to load following reserve requirements, as well as any potential for curtailment due to base load infringement.
  • Revenue Estimation: The Revenue Estimator Tool uses market pricing and transmission power flow analysis to estimate revenue from your wind facility. Our engineers will work closely with you to customize future scenarios for fuel pricing, project build-out, and transmission build-out to mitigate future revenue risks. The Revenue Estimator Tool can also help you understand the value of your wind energy, which can be invaluable during Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) negotiations.
  • Revenue-based Site Screening: The revenue-based site screening tool utilizes current GIS site screening practices linked with in-depth transmission analysis. Using market pricing and understanding the hourly flow of power on the transmission lines, allows us to help you select a site and/or point of interconnection that has the highest potential for revenue and ultimately profitability.
  • Curtailment Analysis: The Curtailment Analysis Tool builds on our long-term experience in understanding and forecasting wind resource coupled with our transmission analysis experience. By utilizing an hourly transmission analysis, an understanding of market structures, and our experience with time-series wind production, we can help you identify potential economic curtailment or grid curtailment risks.
  • Interconnection Application Support: AWS Truepower’s experience engineers will support you through the collection and completion of pertinent technical information, including one-line diagrams, required for inclusion in the generation interconnection queue. Additionally, we will assist through the scoping meetings, review completed studies, and advise on next steps as you work through the interconnection process and complete your interconnection agreement.

Drawing on our experience and our tools and software, we can effectively help you select the transmission options that are most appropriate for your project.

Civil Analysis Suite

It is essential to understand the civil needs of a project to most cost effectively supply turbines to the site and maintain a rigorous operations and maintenance plan. AWS Truepower offers the following services to support such assessments:

  • Preliminary Road Design: Our engineers and GIS specialists, along with the use of the openWind® software can help establish a preliminary road path for potential wind facility layouts. The preliminary design helps to establish likely access and inter-array roads and gives a quality starting point for EPC and/or BOP contractors.
  • Preliminary Transport to Site Analysis: We will complete a preliminary plan for transportation of major equipment to the site. The plan will identify the most effective option, by utilizing manufacturer transport requirements, while meeting all local, state, and federal transportation requirements.
  • Construction Monitoring: Our engineers will make regular visits to the site to verify that the on-site construction is occurring in a safe manner and according to technical plans. Additionally, we will monitor and report on the construction schedule and work with you to understand implications to the schedule from the field. Learn More

Solar

Transmission Analysis Suite

The AWS Transmission Analysis Suite has services that can help you identify the feasibility and best methods for interconnecting your solar facility. Additionally, the suite has tools that help to understand the electrical market, the benefits of solar energy to the electric grid and the financial value of your solar energy.

  • Preliminary Collection Design: Our engineers and GIS specialists can help establish a preliminary electrical system for potential solar facility layouts. By completing a preliminary cost estimate on the designs, we can also help to identify potential cost implications and design alternatives.
  • Thermal Screenings and Contingency Analyses: AWS Truepower can complete power flow studies to understand the ability of the regional transmission grid to receive and export the power from your solar project. The analysis can help to guide the appropriate project size, point of interconnection, and give an overview of constraints that may require upgrades to the electric system.
  • Load Coincidence Study: A load coincidence study quantifies the peak, diurnal, seasonal, and monthly coincidence of solar energy with the local or regional load. This study helps to show the ability of solar resources to meet load when it is needed most and understand the impact of the solar energy profile to the value of the energy.
  • Solar Variability Study: A variability study analyzes the variability of solar production against the variability already inherent in regional loads. By completing a variability study, we can help you understand the potential implications to load following reserve requirements, as well as any potential for curtailment due to base load infringement.
  • Revenue Estimation: The Revenue Estimator Tool uses market pricing and transmission power flow analysis to estimate revenue from your solar facility. Our engineers will work closely with you to customize future scenarios for fuel pricing, project build-out, and transmission build-out to mitigate future revenue risks. The Revenue Estimator Tool can also help you understand the value of your solar energy, which can be invaluable during Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) negotiations.
  • Revenue-based Site Screening: The revenue-based site screening tool utilizes current GIS site screening practices linked with in-depth transmission analysis. Using market pricing and understanding the hourly flow of power on the transmission lines, allows us to help you select a site and/or point of interconnection that has the highest potential for revenue and ultimately profitability.
  • Curtailment Analysis: The Curtailment Analysis Tool builds on our long-term experience in understanding and forecasting solar resource coupled with our transmission analysis experience. By utilizing an hourly transmission analysis, an understanding of market structures, and our experience with time-series solar production, we can help you identify potential economic curtailment or grid curtailment risks.
  • Interconnection Application Support: AWS Truepower’s experience engineers will support you through the collection and completion of pertinent technical information, including one-line diagrams, required for inclusion in the generation interconnection queue. Additionally, we will assist through the scoping meetings, review completed studies, and advise on next steps as you work through the interconnection process and complete your interconnection agreement.

Drawing on our experience and our tools and software, we can effectively help you select the transmission options that are most appropriate for your project.

Civil Analysis Suite

It is essential to understand the civil needs of a project to most cost effectively supply turbines to the site and maintain a rigorous operations and maintenance plan. AWS Truepower offers the following services to support such assessments:

  • Preliminary Road Design: Our engineers and GIS specialists can help establish a preliminary road path for potential wind facility layouts. The preliminary design helps to establish likely access and on-site roads and gives a quality starting point for EPC and/or BOP contractors.
  • Construction Monitoring: Our engineers will make regular visits to the site to verify that the on-site construction is occurring in a safe manner and according to technical plans. Additionally, we will monitor and report on the construction schedule and work with you to understand implications to the schedule from the field. Learn More

Offshore Wind

Transmission Analysis Suite

The AWS Transmission Analysis Suite has services that can help you identify the feasibility and best methods for interconnecting your wind project. Additionally, the suite has tools that help to understand the electrical market, the benefits of wind to the electric grid and the financial value of your wind energy.

  • Preliminary Collection Design: Our engineers and GIS specialists, along with the use of the openWind® software can help establish a preliminary collector path for potential offshore wind facility layouts.
  • Thermal Screenings and Contingency Analyses: AWS Truepower can complete power flow studies to understand the ability of the regional transmission grid to receive and export the power from your offshore wind project. The analysis can help to guide the appropriate project size, point of interconnection, and give an overview of constraints that may require upgrades to the electric system.
  • Load Coincidence Study: A load coincidence study quantifies the peak, diurnal, seasonal, and monthly coincidence of offshore wind energy with the local or regional load. This study helps to show the ability of offshore wind to meet load when it is needed most and understand the impact of the wind profile to the value of the energy.
  • Wind Variability Study: A variability study analyzes the variability of wind production against the variability already inherent in regional loads. By completing a variability study, we can help you understand the potential implications to load following reserve requirements, as well as any potential for curtailment due to base load infringement.
  • Revenue Estimation: The Revenue Estimator Tool uses market pricing and transmission power flow analysis to estimate revenue from your wind facility. Our engineers will work closely with you to customize future scenarios for fuel pricing, project build-out, and transmission build-out to mitigate future revenue risks. The Revenue Estimator Tool can also help you understand the value of your wind energy, which can be invaluable during Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) negotiations.
  • Revenue-based Site Screening: The revenue-based site screening tool utilizes current GIS site screening practices linked with in-depth transmission analysis. Using market pricing and understanding the hourly flow of power on the transmission lines, allows us to help you select an offshore site and/or point of interconnection that has the highest potential for revenue and ultimately profitability.
  • Curtailment Analysis: The Curtailment Analysis Tool builds on our long-term experience in understanding and forecasting wind resource coupled with our transmission analysis experience. By utilizing an hourly transmission analysis, an understanding of market structures, and our experience with time-series wind production, we can help you identify potential economic curtailment or grid curtailment risks.
  • Interconnection Application Support: AWS Truepower’s experience engineers will support you through the collection and completion of pertinent technical information, including one-line diagrams, required for inclusion in the generation interconnection queue. Additionally, we will assist through the scoping meetings, review completed studies, and advise on next steps as you work through the interconnection process and complete your interconnection agreement.

Drawing on our experience and our tools and software, we can effectively help you select the transmission options that are most appropriate for your project.

Civil Analysis Suite

It is essential to understand the civil needs of a project to most cost effectively supply turbines to the site and maintain a rigorous operations and maintenance plan. AWS Truepower offers the following services to support such assessments:

  • Preliminary Transport to Site Analysis: We will complete a preliminary plan for transportation of major equipment to the site. The plan will identify the most effective option, by utilizing manufacturer transport requirements, while meeting all local, state, and federal transportation requirements. Additionally, port requirements and vessel availability will factor into the transport scenario.
  • Port Review: Our engineers will complete a full review of regional ports to understand their ability to receive, store, assemble, and deploy offshore wind turbines.