QiDO Energy Development is an energy advisory & consulting boutique
Benefiting from more than 20 years of professional experience of its founders, and leveraging a wide network of experts, QiDO is offering high level business strategy and independent engineering services to a wide variety of stakeholders in the energy sector, with a strong focus on renewable energy.
QiDO is engaged in Project Development and I&D activities in the renewable energy sector.
Whether you are starting a new business, or facing the need for transitioning in your existing activity, we bring you our 20 year’s experience and help you reach success.
Our experts help you to Know your markets, Shape your strategy, Define your operating model, Design your organization, Engage teams and build commitment, Deploy and conquer.
Throughout the development, construction and operation stages of your renewable energy project, we help you to ensure your strategic goals are reached.Our experts stand by your side to Secure your investments, Maximize your returns, Optimize your cash flows, Mitigate your risks, Engage your stakeholders.
Every assignment is unique, and our first effort is to spend with you the necessary time to understand your need, and work with you to define it very precisely.
QiDO is the ideal agile partner for general consulting and engineering companies that do not possess this expertise in house.
Selected recent services:
France – Business strategy
For a leading large size electrical equipment provider, we are providing long term business strategy services. This includes advisory services to redefine and adapt the business strategy of the company in a changing worldwide environment, performing global market study for the equipment and services divisions, developing a marketing and sales strategy, defining a new operating model and organization design, creating an implementation plan for the change management strategy and communication and management tools for building leadership commitment.
Europe – Asset management and business development
For a mid-size Swiss electrical utility, we are providing long-term asset management and business development activities in 4 European countries.
That includes audit, optimization and development of the existing asset management tools and procedures set, optimization and M&A for the renewable energy portfolio in Europe.
USA – Strategy consulting
For an innovative MIT start up company in Boston developing an innovative concept of wind turbine, we provided consulting and advisory services in the fields of business strategy, hybrid system design, international business development in off grid market and access-to-energy for bottom of the pyramid, including cost analysis and preliminary system design and optimization.
Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) – Renewable energy policy evaluation
For the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, we are conducting the baseline assessment of the policy framework for renewable energy deployment for all Small Island Developping States in the Caribbean, African, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, South China and Pacific region. Assignment includes policy analysis for all islands and recommendation of improvement for massive renewable energy deployment.
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From greenfield to operation, for third parties and for own account, we develop utility scale and decentralized small / mid-size renewable and hybrid energy systems. Our combined experiences in designing and implementing renewable energy facilities, from very small hybrid systems to major utility scale plants, give us a unique position to successfully create value for investors and utilities.
We are currently working on a pipeline of projects in Europe and East Africa.
Kenya – Wind & Solar – on-going
Together with an international network of partners, we are currently developing and supporting the development of a pipeline of wind, solar and hybrid projects in Kenya: Securing land, conducting the pre feasibility studies, coordinating the feasibility studies and structuring the financing of the projects. Development is conducted within the framework of the FIT policy established by the Ministry of Energy.
Those projects represent viable investment opportunities for stakeholders looking for long-term partnership with an expert and hands-on player. Contact us for further information on the pipeline and investment opportunities.
Alaska – wind diesel system – 2010
Coordinated and implemented the high penetration wind-diesel expansion on St. Paul Island, Alaska, while working for the owner & operator utility TDX Power. Implementation and operation of a ‘wind-only/diesel-off’ hybrid project that supplies electricity and heat. The heat storing devices are also used as ‘batteries’ on the system, supplying grid stability. Alaskan villages are heavily relying on diesel as a primary source of fuel for generating electricity. The state of Alaska as established though the Alaska Energy Authority a wind program aiming at disseminating renewable energy sources in the villages to ensure a sustainable supply of energy and a strong reduction in the generation cost.
Ethiopia – Wind – 2008/14
For this so far still major wind energy deal in Africa (220 M€), while working for a wind turbine manufacturer, coordinated the bid preparation for the EPC tender, negotiated the EPC and OM contracts with the national utility and structured the export credit with public and private lenders and ECA. Further assignment on this project included negotiation of major contract amendments. Ashegoda wind farm has been paving the way for future wind energy development in Ethiopia and the horn of Africa region, and since that time additional widn energy projects were installed in Adama. Wind energy development plan of Ethiopia is ambitious and considering attracting private sector investment to support the development oif this fast growing sector. The first IPP of Ethiopia has been signed in 2015 as a geothermal project by the US company Corbetti.
Originated in the statement that the appropriate tools for the energy systems of tomorrow do not always exist, we are engaged in different fields of innovation to bring to the market efficient and reliable decentralized and hybrid systems.
We focus on addressing the challenges of small / mid size energy systems in remote locations, particularly hybrid systems, and have developed QiLOAD.
We are looking for financial and technical partners to support, challenge and enrich our views.
QiLOAD is a free, simple and community web app to help create precise electrical load profiles and forecasts for energy systems. If you are modeling a hybrid system in a village in Africa, a mine in Chile or a resort in the Caribbean, this tool is made for you and you can now easily combine individual household appliances, houses, industries, machineries and more, and generate hourly load profiles over a 25 years timeline.
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