Alternative energy is no longer the alternative. Solar and wind power are now commonplace, accounting for considerable portions of many countries' total energy capacity. And, with the increased focus on reducing carbon emissions, including the December 2015 commitment by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change to limit the global-temperature increase to 1.5 degrees, we can expect that renewable power will play an increasingly important part in reaching that goal.
Governments, stakeholders, and whole populations seem to understand that renewable power is here to stay. But when it comes down to actually building the infrastructure to produce it, getting the public on board is still a challenge. Misconceptions about health and environmental impacts still plague project developers. Add to that today's more stringent regulations and the need for social licenses to operate, and it's clear that thorough, sound, front-end project development is more vital than ever.
Energy resource assessments and site selection
Resource assessment is critical for the development of a successful wind or solar power project. The detailed evaluation of the wind regime or solar irradiation at a power project site enables accurate energy yields to be predicted and financial projections to be made.
Environmental assessments and management
To ensure a successful project, developers need a partner who can interface with regulatory agencies and facilitate the permitting processes. We work with you, conducting thorough environmental assessments using the latest techniques and technologies to cost-effectively collect data. Our teams are also adept at community engagement, communicating the costs and benefits of solar and wind projects to the public.
Design, engineering, procurement, and construction management
Successful project delivery depends on strict schedule oversight, tight scope management, effective project controls, and smart design options. We're experienced at putting all the pieces together in the right sequence, combining them to maximize quality and reduce risks and life cycle costs.
Due diligence and independent engineering
Investors, lenders, and owners want the confidence that comes with knowing their projects are financially sound and technically viable. Proper planning is needed to evaluate the feasibility of a proposed schedule, the accuracy of project costs, and the suitability of technology and location.
Off-grid hybrid power solutions
Remote communities and industrial facilities want to reduce their reliance on liquids fuels such as oil and diesel, which can have unpredictable, volatile prices and risks to the environment. Wind and solar power offer clean alternatives that can be integrated into a remote energy mix. Improved methodologies, such as Hatch's proprietary microgrid controller technology, help integrate renewables into the connection wires in isolated settings.