Each renewable energy project led by IESC involves an initial on-site evaluation of various technology options. The subject property is screened to determine whether or not certain renewable energy systems are applicable for the given situation. Unlike traditional energy and power systems, to increase effectiveness, renewable energy requires strong synergies and planning around its surrounding environment. IESC completes a checklist of basic criteria which must be verified before recommending to a client whether they should proceed with a prefeasibility assessment of the subject property.
IESC’s prefeasibility assessment provides important data regarding a property’s potential for renewable energy systems. The assessment accounts for applicable geographic and site specific characteristics pertinent to the technology under evaluation. It highlights project benefits and considers project roadblocks and/or potential pitfalls. If the prefeasibility results are favourable, IESC discusses its findings with the client prior to proceeding to a full feasibility study.
IESC’s feasibility studies provide clients with high-level detailed information regarding their potential renewable energy project. The system is modelled and its performance is simulated. IESC uses specialized software and calculations based on site-specific data and third party verified hardware performance information to ensure accuracy. In addition, financial scenarios are modelled in detail to provide a client with heightened awareness of their overall project economics. A subject property is graded based on specific criteria to compare its suitability with other sites or technologies. Preliminary system design features are provided to establish the level of effort required for project implementation Overall the feasibility study will form the basis for project tendering and implementation.
IESC’s professional team provides full service renewable energy project implementation management. Services include the outset of the tendering phase and development of request for proposals documentation and evaluation of proponent submissions. IESC guides a project through its implementation while ensuring timelines and budgets are met.
Project commissioning is viewed as an essential step to a renewable energy project’s completion. IESC ensures that the proper equipment checks and documentation are completed so that accurate records are accessible and up to date and a performance benchmark is established for future reference. Commissioning helps ensure the integrity and performance of the renewable energy system so that it operates safely and maximizes revenue. Maintenance logs are implemented and analyzed to ensure any potential issues are captured and corrected within a short time-span. Finally, IESC’s renewable energy projects conclude with project performance validation and verification necessary to continue building client confidence and strong working relationships.