QiDO Energy Development is a renewable energy company
specialized in wind, solar and hybrid systems.
Benefiting from more than 20 years of professional experience, and leveraging a wide network of experts, QiDO is offering high quality advisory, consulting and engineering services in the area of renewable energy technologies.
QiDO is covering the entire value chain of renewable energy projects from project development to construction, operation and maintenance and asset management.
QiDO competitive advantage is the combination of strategic thinking and hands-on approach in the broad spectrum of expertise that our team covers.
We are providing the following expertise to a wide range of public and private stakeholders: Independent Engineering Services, Technical Due Diligence, Wind Resource Assessment, Hybrid system design, Project Management, Business Development.
We are the ideal agile partner for bigger consulting and engineering companies that do not possess this expertise in house.
Selected recent services:
Europe – Asset management and business development
For a mid-size electric utility, we provide long-term Asset Management and Project Development services for optimizing and growing the wind assist portfolio in some selected european countries. That includes, among others, developing new assets monitoring tools, optimizing the operation of the wind farms, developing partnerships with project developers and service companies in the target countries, defining and implementing a sustainable M&A strategy.
USA – Strategy consulting
For an innovative MIT start up in Boston who is developing an innovative concept of wind turbine, we provide long term strategy consulting and advisory services in the fields of product development, hybrid system design, international business development for off-grid and access to energy markets. That includes, among others, high level design review, technology benchmarking, cost and price analysis, financial analysis, hybrid system simulation, developing partnerships with selected key accounts.
Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) – Renewable energy policy evaluation
For the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi (IRENA), within the Small Islands Developing States Lighthouse program (SIDS Lighthouse), we conducted the baseline assessment of the policy framework for renewable energies deployment in all Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean, African, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, South China and Pacific regions. Assignment included policy review for all islands, designing tools for analysis of the islands need for support, and recommendations of support to the Islands for massive renewable energy deployment.
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From greenfield to operation, we develop and invest in 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 wind energy projects were installed in Adama. Wind energy development plan of Ethiopia is ambitious and considering attracting private sector investment to support the development of 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 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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