Ideal sites to generate renewable energy; including exposed windy areas, hilltops, by the coast, or out at sea, are often far away from existing grid infrastructure, which conventionally connects industry and cities. For this reason, there is a need for a broader grid to reach out to emerging sites of renewable energy generation.
Generating energy from renewable sources creates more variability in the supply of electricity. National Grid needs to adapt to this in the same way it responds to varied demand.
Areas where renewable energy is available in abundance are often a long distance from the main interconnected transmission system. Additionally the nature of the resource is variable, resulting in Grid Connection being a major challenge for all renewable energy projects.
Enviko has extensive expertise in this area and can provide commercial and technical advice, assistance and strategic guidance for grid-connecting emerging renewable energy technologies.
Turbine procurement is one of the most important aspects of a wind energy development. Turbines may represent up to 80% of the capital cost of a wind farm and their reliability and long-term power output are crucial to the financial performance of the project.
It is important to secure not only an acceptable price, but also the right guarantees, delivery and performance bonds and specific guarantees on aspects of performance governed by planning conditions, such as noise.
We have long-standing contacts with all the major manufacturers. Acting on behalf of owners, investors and banks, Enviko draws on years of experience to offer a comprehensive array of commercial and management services.
Whether planning, acquiring, operating, re-powering or selling a wind farm, Enviko can offer clients a range of skills and experience – from essential project services such as due diligence, through to adding value by way of project lifetime support.
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