There are lots of things to consider when confirming that a project is viable. Here’s a flavour of what we regularly get up to under this heading.
|Resource mapping / site identification
|analysis of regions or farms/estates for overall potential
|low cost analysis of economics based on head taken from map or information provided and site-specific hydrological report.
|screening for ecological sensitivity and likely related constraints
|preparation and submission of grid study applications to the electricity network operators
|Environment Agency (England & Wales)
|preparation and submission of pre-application site consultation forms
|estimates of annual energy generation via modelling taking into account available heads, flows, equipment selection, screening, pipeline diameter and other parameters.
|Budgeting and economics
|estimates of likely scheme costs and payback
|identification of potential funding sources, including grants and other financial incentives that may assist viability
All work is backed up by on site visits and meetings as necessary.