RENEWABLE POWER 42CAPA031/10/2010 RESOURCE ASSESSMENTS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
Resource assessment is critical for the development of a successful wind or solar power project. The detailed evaluation of the wind regime and solar irradiation at a power project site enables accurate energy yield and financial projections.
Hatch’s expertise was recently strengthened through the acquisition of GPCo, a leading international consulting firm that provides wind engineering services, installation and operation of meteorological monitoring stations, wind resource assessments and project development support, and solar and technology consulting.
Hatch provides a full range of resource assessments for renewable energy projects including:
Site prospecting and identification
Meteorological mast installation and operation
SODAR and LYDAR installation and operation
Full wind and solar resource assessments
Rigorous quality control of wind and solar data
Detailed uncertainty analyses to deduce (P50 and P99 Energy)
Photovoltaic (PV) system modeling
Wind farm and PV layouts and optimization
Analysis of visual and noise impacts
Evaluation of electricity generation
Financial analyses (with RETScreen or Hatch’s advanced tools)
Project development support including land permitting, community relations
Due diligence review.
More than 250 measurement campaigns completed using 50-m, 60-m, 80-m and 100-m towers, both tubular and lattice, tilt-up or assembled by crane
Conducted more than 10,000 MW of wind project feasibility studies including energy projection, micrositing, and visual and sound impact assessments. Supported the development of more than 1300 MW now under contracts (PPAs) with Hydro-Québec, Ontario Power Authority, Nova Scotia Power, New Brunswick Power, Maritime Electric and ISO New England
International project management and energy assessments in Senegal, Mexico, Ghana, Vietnam, South Africa, Gabon and the Bahamas
Authored key modules of RETScreen International and provided training throughout Canada, in Korea, the Netherlands, Ghana, Lebanon and Serbia
Hatch provides a full range of services for renewable energy project resource assessments CONTACTS Ray Kavanagh Global Director, Wind Power Tel: +1 403 920 3359 [email_address] Rod Lydan Global Director, Solar Power Tel: + 1 905 469 3400 x 3171 [email_address] Michel Carreau Director, Renewable Power Tel: +1 514 864 5500 x 6108 firstname.lastname@example.org Louis Auger General Manager, Wind Resources Assessment Tel: +1 514 864 5500 x 6501 [email_address] Tim Dwyer Manager, Wind Resources Tel: +1 801 649 3672 [email_address] Ron Higson Director, Renewable Power Tel: +61 7 3166 7029 [email_address]