Using advanced techniques to create bankable yield estimations
Using advanced techniques to create bankable yield estimations
Natural resource is the most fundamental factor in a successful sustainable energy project and all projects require the best estimations of resource to enable design, financing and optimal operation.
We analyze the energy resource available, either by helping you to establish a measurement campaign or using existing data to provide site suitability, feasibility and ‘bankable’ energy yield estimates (GWhr/year).
Whether wind resource assessment or solar resource assessment, our specialists will give you an accurate picture of the natural resource at your site.
To determine the performance of a project against expectations and to assist investors or vendors when project assets are being sold, we analyse and assess operating assets using a variety of industry-leading tools and techniques.
K2 Management uses advanced numerical analysis including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesoscale modeling and in-house developed tools along with industry standard software to determine the probability of wind energy availability.
From this the financial, and design parameters can be set, and the asset selection, site layout optimization (micro-siting) can be done to further optimize the site for better energy yield and reduced uncertainty.
Our specialists perform analysis and investigations on wind turbine noise and shadow flicker issues to help mitigate environmental risk and potential delays. Our key services identify, assess and analyze areas for potential energy projects and identify the representative climatic site conditions, both normal and extreme. Take a look at some of our services:
IDENTIFY WIND SITE CONDITIONS
We identify and assess whole-site conditions, taking into account wind speed, wind flow, turbulence intensity, wind shear, temperature, air density and icing.
SOLAR PV YIELD ANALYSIS
We undertake energy yield calculations, Performance Ratio calculations and analysis of production data on solar PV plants and across whole solar portfolios.
We design, develop and manage measurement campaigns to produce bankable projects that are profitable to run and attractive to investors.
DETAILED SOLAR FINANCIAL MODELS
Our solar specialists undertake energy yield analysis on PV plants, producing bankable P50, P75 and P90 AEP estimations to deliver a robust and accurate financial model.
Full environmental assessments are undertaken to consider acoustics, noise, shadow flicker, accessibility and more - all based around the energy yield assessment to create the optimal project conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXPERTS
Having worked on hundreds of projects, K2 Management's recommendations are backed by real experience. The team identifies and recommends suitable technology, optimization recommendations and FAT/SAT tests suppliers, based on site-specific factors.
“We are pleased to have K2 Management on our side supporting us with wind analysis and CFD services. K2 Management’s expertise in analyzing wind speed shifting behavior from onshore to offshore site provided us with an optimized, cost-effective solution in the measurement campaigns.
K2 Management’s support has been instrumental in the planning process for development of the offshore wind farm.”,
Mr. Y. U. Chung | SK E&C
"Northland Power has selected K2 Management for this role [full-scope construction management provider] as a result of their extensive track-record, and their significant contribution to bringing the project to financial close."
Morten Melin | Executive Vice President, Construction |Northland Power
“K2 Management’s technical advice, financial insight and operational performance expertise was invaluable to us in this acquisition.”
“The K2 Management team has very high professional competence in project management of offshore wind power projects. That is why we established a very strong relationship with them.”
Robert Tsai | Chairman | Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd.
“K2 Management has really provided invaluable contribution to our projects in a way we never would have been able to organize. The quality of the team and the organization around it has been outstanding.”
Albert Jochems | Investment Director | Highland Group Holdings Ltd.
We are delighted to appoint K2 Management in this role and will look forward to benefiting from their global expertise and vast wind experience."
Olivier Duguet | CEO | The Blue Circle
"The energy yield assessment completed for the project financing...was quickly and efficiently supplied, and passed through the lender due diligence process with no material issues raised.”
Steve Williams, Senior Project Manager, Banks Renewables
“The supplied CFD modelling results were invaluable in our decision making process. Results and applied methods were clearly and concisely explained, allowing us, as developers, to put them to best possible use.”
Richard Seymour | Senior Project Manager | Infinergy
“Their hands-on experience and insights have given us the necessary comfort for investing and de-risking areas of concern,”
LI You | Investment Director | CGNEE
“We are delighted to have K2 Management on our side to help grow John Laing’s presence in the renewable energy sector.”
Edward Thompson | Commercial Director, Renewable Energy | John Laing
“K2 Management has a long proven track record and thereby a practical approach for finding solutions for its clients. We honor this way of working and are looking forward to be working with K2 Management again,“
Mikko Toivanen | COO and Co-founder | Ilmatar
“What I like about K2 Management is that they really have our interest and problems in mind [when] addressing technical issues. They don’t waste my time and they don’t spend too much time, they just come to me with the problem and the solution, and that is what I like.”
Bastian Schachtner | Director, Structured Finance Office | MUFG
“The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis. It is clear they have an in-depth understanding of solar technology and yield analysis.”
Mirjam Tome | Project Development Engineer | RATCH Australia Corporation
Between 2015 and 2017, the number of projects in which K2 Management undertook computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for its clients rose by 440% globally, highlighting that both investors and developers are investing in...