We provide turnkey solutions for the installation of large scale Solar and Wind plants.
This includes a wide range of services and components from global tier one hardware suppliers as well as profound expertise in the area of engineering, procurement and construction of Photovoltaic and Wind plants.
• Identification, evaluation and selection of Renewable Energy sites
• Pre-selection and recommendation of technical equipment and components
• Planning, Engineering and Design of appropriate technical solutions for mechanical and DC electrical part
• Identify and implement AC solutions and MV/HV grid connection
• Provide reputable industrial contacts for component and system
• Arrange import and transfer of production technologies into target country
• Provide support and advice for project financing
• Identify financial institutions thanks to global network
• Design appropriate financial solutions
On the basis of online production data and with the assistance of ecap`s first-level support, project managers ensure the permanent monitoring of the overall performance of wind and solar projects. This includes the monitoring of all historical operating data in order to guarantee the best possible performance for each respective unit.
The monthly projected and actual cost variance analysis is a key control tool for ecap, and is used to compare current economic performance with the project budget. In this way, we can counteract any negative developments as early as possible and achieve the annual performance projected in the project budget.
Permit & License Management
A range of authorizations, for example a construction and operating permit, are required in order to ensure that wind and solar plants are truly in a position to generate energy. Such documentation may have to be renewed on a regular basis. ecap procures the necessary authorizations to ensure operation throughout the project term without any regulatory restrictions.
Health & Safety Management
In its capacity as asset manager, on-site health and safety is of paramount importance to ecap. Our employees are trained accordingly, not only in order to meet legal requirements, but also to play an active role in plant safety. We attach particular importance to meeting current regulatory obligations.
Operation & Maintenance Supervision
Our team supervises plant operation, as well as any plant shutdowns and restarts that may be necessary for operational reasons. Our team monitors and checks the quality of maintenance and repair work, safety checks and expert reports compiled by the various contractual partners, ensuring that all work is performed on schedule.
ecap takes care of the network connections between the individual parks and the local supply networks belonging to local energy suppliers, and also looks after the company-owned substations. Any damage to lines is repaired as quickly as possible to ensure that the parks can be re-connected to the network.
As part of monthly reporting, we inform investors of the technical status of the plants and report any malfunctions that may have arisen. We disclose any necessary repairs and the resulting extraordinary budgetary burden. In addition, as part of the technical analyses, project managers discuss repowering measures with the investors.
Legal & Claim Management
Legal and claim management is a very important part of an investment in wind and solar parks. Rights have to be protected and enforced, whether ensuring real estate easements, warranty claims as part of material defects or initiating proceedings for the preservation of evidence.
With this kind of investment item, document management is generally one of the most neglected areas. However, ecap regards it as an essential area that, if nothing else, guarantees items retain their value in the event of possible disinvestments. For this reason, we have developed the ecap Documentation Standard, that can be used to analyse the documentation status and to create a uniform structure.
Plant Availability Management
Working with ecap`s first-level support and a weather forecast for the whole of Europe and Asia, any foreseeable and necessary shutdowns are scheduled for low-production times in order to minimize losses. All shutdowns are documented, analyzed and brought to the attention of the manufacturer in accordance with the contractual situation (availability guarantees). Thanks to our first-level support, we can respond swiftly to unplanned shutdowns and thus ensure optimum availability.
Once a year, the performance team or respective project manager prepares the project budget. This is to be used by everyone as the basis for the performance of the relevant wind and solar parks. The annual yield is estimated according to conservative criteria. The costs are analyzed on the basis of different cost categories, adapted to the “industrial benchmark”, and one-time items are taken into account.
ecap monitors the existing insurance protection and checks its cost-benefit efficiency each year in order to identify optimization potential. ecap is supported in this process by one of the world’s largest insurance brokers. This guarantees the best insurance packages and thus the best protection for our clients’ investments.
Land Owners Relations
ecap is a full-service provider. We thus cultivate relationships with site landlords. By giving them all the information they require with regard to the operation of wind and solar plants, we establish a positive, long-term relationship between investors and landlords.
Regulatory & Market Observation
It goes without saying that ecap is always up to date with the latest statutory requirements in the countries in which we operate. This enables us to utilize changes at an early stage and to counteract any negative influences. This also involves observation of the market; providing information so that we are well placed to advise investors on opportunities and potential for investments or disinvestments.
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