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25 years of Professional Experience

 

During our 25 years of professional experience, we have completed a large number of exciting missions for different types of clients or employers all over the globe. Those missions are covering a wide span of activities, from project development, owner’s engineering, hybrid system design, market studies, technical due diligence, international business development, M&A in wind and solar, financial analyses or policy review.

Below are presented around 10 years of assignments performed, in both our Consulting and Advisory practice and our Project Development activity. You can download a pdf of those references, or ask us to send you the complete list.

Our Innovation and Development efforts started in 2014, and we have released in Dec 2015 a free and collaborative electrical load profile web app, QiLOAD. The app is accessible from the top menu. More development will be presented to you in the future.

Track record

References

YearCountryService typeDescription short
2018 - ongoingSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesDue Diligence, Energy StorageThe hybrid power plant will be installed on Union Island, next to the utility power station. We are reviewing and supporting the approval of the final system design before construction can start (Plant layout, plant components, plant controller, BESS), including testing, commissioning and O&M procedures.
2018 - ongoingIndiaBusiness Strategy, Financial ModelingFor the German cooperation agency and DSO in India, prepared a presentation on the value of storage for DSO and analysed different business model for the implementation of PV + storage residential systems.
2018MexicoFinancial Modeling, StorageFinancial modeling for a 43 MW PV plant and a 25 MW PV + 10 MW BESS plant.
2017 - ongoingMexicoAdvisory Services, Bid Analysis, Contract Negotiations, OM, StorageFor a private investor in Mexico, performed bids analysis for the supply of a 10 MW / 10 MWh energy storage system + 25 MW PV plant connected to the grid. Review of the offer, evaluation matrix, bidder ranking, bidder selection, contract negotiation on behalf of the owner.
2017KenyaFeasibility Study, Rural Electrification, PV Storage Systems, Financial ModelingFor GIZ Kenya, we perform feasibility study for 7 mini-grids in the county of Marsabit, including load assessment, system design, system costing, financial modeling and evaluation of business models.
2017MexicoPre-feasibility Study, PV StorageFor the German cooperation agency, financial analysis of the opportunity to add an ESS system to a planned 15 MW PV plant to be connected to the grid. Definition of assumptions, revenue streams modeling (PV and ESS combined) in a free market environment, sensitivity analysis and model sculpting to create the best business case for the investor.
2017SenegalTechnical Assistance, Rural Electrification, PV Storage SystemsComparison of expected load profiles calculated with QiLoad software, based on consumption estimates.
Comparison of estimated load profiles with real consumption profiles.
Preparation of O&M Phase of 70 villages.
Analysis of resources, tools, methodology, risks & mitigation.
2017EthiopiaOM ManagementTechnical and commercial management of the O&M subsidiary of a 120 MW wind farm in Ethiopia (short term expert).
2017 - 2018KenyaOwner’s EngineerFor a private project developer, we perform feasibility study for a 20 MW hybrid wind - solar - storage plant and support negotiations with off-taker and financiers to reach financial close.
2017TanzaniaWind Turbines Selection, OMFor the local government of Zanzibar, we evaluate suitable wind turbine models for 5 projects of 8MW each on the islands of Zanzibar, including evaluation of transport and installation constraints, grid compatibility assessment, CAPEX/OPEX comparison, evaluation of contractual arrangement for EPC and OM from the manufacturers. 10 wind turbine models in the range of 750kW to 2MW were evaluated.
2017 - ongoingMozambiqueFeasibility Study, Project development support, Owner's EngineeringFor a European investor, we perform a full feasibility study for a 50 MW wind plant combined with a 1,000 ha agriculture project feasibility study.
2016 - 2017KenyaPre-feasibility Study, PV-Storage Mini-grid, Rural Electrification, Load ProfilingPre-feasibility study of a PV-Storage mini-grid in Eliye Springs as part of the rural electrification program ProSolar. Activities included: site survey and interviews of local stakeholders; electrical load profiling and forecasting; ability to pay estimates; conceptual design of the generation system; recommendations for implementation.
2016Kenya, Thailand, VietnamTraining, Renewable Energy PolicyOrganization of the two-day Power Purchase Agreement Bootcamp for GIZ in the framework of the Project Development Program (PDP) in Frankfurt and Berlin for an official delegation of private developers and governmental utilities from Vietnam, Thailand and Kenya.
Training on legal, financial, technical, business aspects of PPA for wind power projects for an official delegation of private developers and governmental utilities.
Identification of opportunities for GIZ.
2016 - 2018Turkey, Colombia, Nicaragua, Madagascar, FranceProject ManagementManagement of small and mid-size hydropower projects for a global EPC player specialized in hydropower. All duties related to project management are covered: coordination of teams and works, customer relation, contractual and financial management, operational responsibilities: design, manufacturing, logistics, construction.
201622 islands from the SIDS (Caribbean, Pacific, Atlantic) + Greenland, CuracaoRenewable Energy Policy, Quickscan AnalysisBaseline assessment for renewable energy deployment in all OCTs in the Caribbean, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions. Engage with local partners, rank partners information in score sheets, analyze results, draw conclusions, provide recommendations on key areas of support for each OCT.
2016 - 2017KenyaOwner’s Strategic Advisor, Wind Turbine Assessment, Financial ModelingStrategic advice and support for feasibility studies, management of tenders, wind assessment, wind turbine assessment, environmental screening, transport & logistics planning, wind measurement campaign, permitting, wind farm layout and design.
2015 - 2016France, USA, WorldSales and Business Development, Advisory ServicesFor a global industrial player manufacturing large power transformers, we provided long term advisory services to define an international sales strategy (global market study, marketing coordination, business development, sales)
Tasks: Strategic advice to CEO for business development strategy shift, worldwide market analysis, org chart definition, recruiting, team building, marketing tools creation (digital, print), business development and sales efforts (USA), Interim VP Sales and Business Development USA.
2015 - 2016FranceBusiness DevelopmentBusiness development services in Europe with a focus on the French market for the acquisition of new wind asset; market study, networking, intermediation.
201519 islands from the SIDS (Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean)Renewable Energy Policy, Quickscan AnalysisBaseline assessment for renewable energy deployment for all SIDS partners of the Lighthouses Initiative in the Caribbean, African, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, South China and Pacific region. Engage with local partners, rank partners information in score sheets, analyze results, draw conclusions, provide recommendations on key areas of support for each partner.
2015Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South AfricaMarket Analysis, Business DevelopmentScreening of energy B2C market in the countries through interviews and research (competitive landscape, regulatory framework, demand characterization, insights from market players), business opportunities identification and business model determination through value chain analysis and KSF determination.
2015USA - WorldStrategic Advisory Services, Business StrategySystem design review, operation planning, financial modelling, cost calculations, pricing determination, business development in Europe, capacity building in finance, certification, testing and commissioning standards, bankability, and hybrid systems.
2015Germany, France, Spain, Italy, SwitzerlandO&M Strategy Review, Strategic Advisory Services, Due DiligenceDue Diligence of O&M department organization of a 1,000 MW wind farm portfolio in 5 European countries. Modeling and sensitivity analysis of business growth scenarios.
2015FranceAsset Management SCADA data analysis on selected wind turbines, fleet correlation, aging forecasting for key components.
2015FranceAsset Management Definition of analysis criteria, critical analysis of data extracted from CMSS of the client, creation of indicators and follow up charts.
2014Germany, FranceTechnical Due DiligenceProject Management, Engineering, Advisory Services, M&A for a wind farm portfolio in Germany and France.
2014 - 2015KenyaFeasibility Study, Independent Engineering ServicesPreliminary wind resource assessment and estimated annual energy production with three different models of wind turbines, preliminary ESIA screening, preliminary electrical connection study, plant design. Performed various financial simulations and sensitivity analysis to determine market conditions. Provided global project development guidance and completed progress reports needed for the client to obtain extension of the project development concession.
2014 - 2015KenyaFeasibility Study, Independent Engineering ServicesPreliminary wind resource assessment and estimated annual energy production with three different models of wind turbines, preliminary ESIA screening, preliminary electrical connection study, plant design. Performed various financial simulations and sensitivity analysis to determine market conditions. Provided global project development guidance and completed progress reports needed for the client to obtain extension of the project development concession.
2014 - 2015KenyaFeasibility Study, Independent Engineering ServicesPreliminary solar resource assessment and estimated annual energy production with different PV technologies, preliminary ESIA screening, preliminary electrical connection study, plant design. Performed various financial simulations and sensitivity analysis to determine market conditions. Provided global project development guidance and completed progress reports needed for the client to obtain extension of the project development concession.
2014SamoaIndependent Engineering Services, Testing and Commissioning, Quality ControlIndependent Engineering Services for testing & commissioning a wind farm in Samoa.
2014KenyaProject ManagementOrganization of a study trip to Ethiopia for Kenyan officials.
2014France, GermanyTechnical Due DiligenceWind energy production, forecasting, strategic consulting, managing technical due diligence stakeholders, identifying performance scenarios under different possible future RE regulations.
2014 - 2016UzbekistanFeasibility Study, TrainingWind atlas, feasibility study for 2 x 100 MW wind farms (TEO).
2012 - 2013HaitiBusiness DevelopmentMarket development for project opportunities.
Supporting project stakeholders in: site selection, feasibility studies coordination and financial structuring for decentralized wind energy projects.
2012 - 2013France - AfricaAdvisory ServicesReviewing existing literature, screening existing wind and solar projects in emerging countries, business models mapping and analysis, identifying participants and preparing roundtable agenda.
2012 - 2013USAOwner´s engineering, OM Contracts Negotiations, Business DevelopmentProject co-development, supporting project owner in engineering efforts (grid connection, turbine sitting, detailed design). TSA and OM contracts negotiations.
2012AlgeriaTrainingOrganization of two training sessions on renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements for officials from the Ministry of Energy, the Renewable Energy Agency and the Electric Utility of Algeria, within the framework of the Mediterranean Solar Plan in Algiers.
2012Germany, FranceTechnical Due DiligenceProject Management, Engineering, Advisory Services, M&A for a wind farm portfolio in Germany and France.
2012EgyptEngineering Services, Feasibility StudyFeasibility study to determine possibilities to reduce operating cost and increase reliability of oil and gas production facilities. Hybrid systems were modelled to identify the options using existing gas turbines and diesel gen-sets and integrate renewable energy.
2012 - 2013Dominican RepublicPre-feasibility StudyProject co-development, supporting project owner in engineering efforts (met mast & turbines layout, energy yield calculations, financial modeling, transport plan). Engineering studies (FASEP), business model analysis, relations with IFI for export credit offering.
2012 - 2013BahamasPreliminary Study, OM ContractsProject co-development, supporting project owner in engineering efforts (grid connection, turbine sitting, detailed design). TSA and OM contracts negotiations.
2012 - 2013Puerto RicoPreliminary Study, OM ContractsProject co-development, supporting project owner in engineering efforts (grid connection, turbine sitting, detailed design). TSA and OM contracts negotiations.
2012MauritiusBusiness DevelopmentBid preparation for the solar RFP issued by Central Electricity Board. Coordination of client engineering teams work on plant design and grid connection, business model analysis and tariff setting. Tender was ultimately cancelled by CEB.
2012 - 2014MauritiusBusiness developmentFinalization of the negotiations of the PPA between the project owner and the Central Electricity Board.
2012JamaicaFeasibility ScreeningFor a cement factory in Jamaica, performed wind resource pre-assessment, economic modelling, yield calculation, project development planning and system basic engineering.
2012St KittsPre-feasibility ScreeningFor a hotel complex in St Kitts, performed wind and solar resource basic assessment, economic modelling, hybrid system modelling and basic engineering.
2011 - 2015KenyaTechnical Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Advisory ServicesLender s engineering services for a 60 MW wind farm in Kenya.
2011 - 2012EthiopiaAdvisory ServicesSupport to project management for contract management and amendment negotiations (Wind Turbine Manufacturer).
2011GermanyTechnical Due DiligenceProject Management, Engineering, Advisory Services, M&A for a wind farm portfolio in Germany and France.
2011 - 2014USASales and Business Development Market development for distributed generation and net metering projects with selected Private and Public (Federal and State) facilities (Wind turbine manufacturer).
2010 - 2012KazakhstanFeasibility Study, Business Development, Financial ModelingFeasibility Study and system design for 10 wind projects in Kazakhstan (100MW +)
2010 - 2011KenyaEnergy Road Map, Training, Selection of SiteCountrywide Wind Measurement Campaign with over 70 met masts installed
2010RomaniaOwner’s Engineer, EPCOwner s Engineer for a 40 MW wind farm in Dorobantu, Romania. Project management
2010USA (Hawaii)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Pre-feasibility Study and system design for wind- diesel hybrid system on Molokaii Island, Hawaii, USA.
2009 - 2010USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel, Hydrogen, Fuel Cell)Pre-feasibility Study and system design for cold climate wind-diesel hybrid system in a community. St. Paul Island, Alaska.
2009 - 2010USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Pre-feasibility Study and system design for cold climate wind-diesel hybrid system in a community. St. George Island, Alaska.
2009 - 2010USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, GeothermalPre-feasibility study and system design for a utility scale geothermal power system.
2009 - 2010USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Owner’s Engineer for cold climate wind-diesel hybrid system in a community. Nikolski, Alaska.
2009 - 2010USA (Alaska)Project Management, Hybrid SystemsSupported operations and maintenance of a state-wide operating utility with the management of multiple hybrid systems utilities. Utility Management.
2008 - 2009NigeriaSales and Business Development Supporting project sponsor in distributed generation and grid connected wind project development efforts, providing preliminary wind resource assessment, annual energy production estimates, plant design, financial simulations of the project profitability considering different financing incentive schemes. For wind turbine manufacturer: Prepared bid for EPC Request for Proposals, drafted, negotiated and signed Turbine Supply Agreement, EPC and Operation and Maintenance contracts.
2007 - 2009EthiopiaSales and Business Development Supporting project sponsor in distributed generation and grid connected wind project development efforts, providing preliminary wind resource assessment, annual energy production estimates, plant design, financial simulations of the project profitability considering different financing incentive schemes. For wind turbine manufacturer: Prepared bid for EPC Request for Proposals, drafted, negotiated and signed Turbine Supply Agreement, EPC and Operation and Maintenance contracts.
2006 - 2011USA - 275 kW
Vanuatu - 3,3 MW
Nevis Island - 2,2 MW
Cuba - 1,65 MW
Chile - 1,38 MW
Australia - 825 kW
Eritrea - 825 kW
Japan - 550 kW
Kenya - 550 kW
Mauritius - 550 kW
New Zealand - 400 kW
Taiwan - 275 kW
Sales and Business Development Supporting project sponsor in distributed generation and grid connected wind project development efforts, providing preliminary wind resource assessment, annual energy production estimates, plant design, financial simulations of the project profitability considering different financing incentive schemes. For wind turbine manufacturer: Prepared bid for EPC Request for Proposals, drafted, negotiated and signed Turbine Supply Agreement, EPC and Operation and Maintenance contracts.
2006USA (Maine)Advisory Services, Engineering, BiomassAdvised the State of Maine University on re- structuring stranded paper industry using biomass potential for industrial applications.
2006USA (Maine)Advisory Services, Business Development, PV, Energy EfficiencyCreated business model for aircraft refurbishing company based on energy savings and additional revenues from PV systems in their manufacturing facilities.
2006USA (Maine)WindProject development: supported in stakeholder management, sourcing of services, project management.
2006 - 2009USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)System Design, Owner’s Engineer for cold climate wind-diesel hybrid system in military application with high requirements on reliability and power quality for USAF. Tin City, Alaska.
2006 - 2009USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Project Development: retrofitted and upgraded existing wind-diesel system, addition of more wind turbines, hybrid system modeling (system architecture, storage, deferrable loads, system stabilization). Sourcing and tendering of suppliers and equipment. Initiated implementation of construction phase.
2006 - 2009USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Project Development: retrofitted existing diesel powerhouse with addition of wind turbines, hybrid system modeling (system architecture, storage, deferrable loads, system stabilization), and tariff structures. Sourcing and tendering of suppliers and equipment. Initiated implementation of construction phase.
2006 - 2009USA (Alaska)Fund Management, Asset ManagementRenewable energy policy development and renewable energy fund management. State-wide call-for-projects tender implementation and management.
Assessment of economic and technical viability of off-grid wind-diesel hybrid projects.
2006 - 2009USA (Alaska)Project Management, Engineering, Hybrid System (Wind- Diesel)Pre-feasibility Study and system design for cold climate wind-diesel hybrid system in a community. Unalakleet, Alaska.
2005 - 2006USA (Vermont)WindProject Development: sourcing of suppliers and equipment, environmental impact study, investor relations, financial modeling, project management, manage permitting process, and lease negotiations.

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