Renewable Energy Sources, Distributed Generation, & CHP
ASSESSING AND INTEGRATING GREEN POWER
Rapidly advancing technology requires up-to-date knowledge within the field of distributed generation, combined heat and power, and renewable energy resources. GDS provides resource identification and assessment support for numerous green power and distributed generation technologies. Utilizing renewable resources, such as wind and solar power, combined heat and power, fuel cells, microturbines, and other distributed generation technologies can create unique issues with the potential to substantially impact existing utility power grids, base rates, and project economics. GDS provides clients with timely and cost-effective strategies for developing and navigating through interconnection guidelines, stand-by and back-up policies, net metering issues, etc. that arise through integration of these generation resources within the utility system.
GREEN POWER SERVICES
BUYING GREEN POWER
A professionally developed request for proposals (RFP), prepared with the assistance of GDS, sets the stage for successful incorporation of distributed generation resources into a utility’s energy supply portfolio. The concept of “reverse RFPs” (i.e., where merchant power plant developers issue an RFP to utilities for bids on purchasing power from their generating facilities) is also increasing in popularity. Later phases of procurement require careful evaluation of proposals, contract negotiation, and often, stranded cost mitigation/ renegotiation of older, high-priced power-purchase contracts. Our staff has solid experience in all of these areas. We can assist with developing and issuing RFPs, as well as evaluating responses to an RFP and negotiating/renegotiating contracts with successful bidders.