Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels
E3 has experience with a wide variety of renewable energy projects and technologies. Within E3 and the personal backgrounds of our employees, we have worked on renewable energy projects including wind power, geothermal power, solar (thermal and photovoltaic), hydroelectric, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, biomass power, biomass to fuels (both hydrolysis & fermentation and gasification & catalytic), biodiesel, and anaerobic digestion projects.
Renewable energy and alternative fuels assignments have included technology assessments, environmental assessments and permitting, project planning, feasibility assessments, technical and economic due diligence, construction monitoring, and operations and maintenance reviews.
E3 has been involved with wind power projects with up to 450 turbines, ethanol production facilities up to 100 million gallons per year, biodiesel facilities up to 180 million gallons per year, geothermal power production facilities up to 220 MW, biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy projects in excess of 50 MW.
Patua Geothermal Project – E3 is currently serving as the Independent Engineer on this 120-MW geothermal binary-cycle power plant to be located near Fernley, Nevada. The unit will use TAS technology. E3 is providing pre-finance due diligence, to include a review of projected production; construction provisions, schedule, and costs; resource evaluations; permitting and licensing; financial projections; and construction monitoring.
Hudson Ranch DOE Loan Guarantee IE – E3 served as the Independent Engineer on this triple flash geothermal project, the primary objective of which was to determine if there was a reasonable prospect of repayment of the principal and interest of the debt obligations for the Project. The Project was ultimately financed by another source and went on to receive the 2010 North American Geothermal Project of the Year from Project Finance Magazine. An E3 team member led the due diligence for this financing.