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.
EverPower Mustang Hills (f/k/a Alta Wind VI) Project: E3 served as the independent engineer supporting the construction and term-loan financing of this 150 MW wind farm located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area. E3’s services included a review of technology, status of land acquisition and permitting, construction contracts, construction costs and schedule, the wind resource study and production estimates, O&M costs, and interconnection requirements. E3 also provided independent engineering services for the lenders and also for the equity sale and acquisition financing of the Project.
Confidential Client: E3 provided a review of a portfolio of thirteen operating wind projects totaling approximately 375 MW and a development pipeline that consisted of another 2,000 MW for a potential buyer. The wind portfolio included projects in most of the major wind resource areas in the United States, including the San Gorgonio and Tehachapi regions in California, as well as west Texas, southeast Wyoming and several sites in the upper mid-west. E3’s scope included reviewing historical and projected energy production, long-term O&M costs, estimated remaining life of the turbine assets, and repowering assumptions.