Services

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EXPERIENCE THAT MATTERS

GGE Alliance Services

Geotechnical Evaluation

GGE Alliance partners’ nationally recognized geotechnical and geological engineering practitioners specialize in developing engineering projects and services that enable the most accurate analysis and most efficient use of geotechnically challenging sites (including landfills and brownfields) through the application of advanced technologies and proven practice leadership.

Our services are designed to provide our clients with dependable, cost-effective solutions and services that are customized for each client in order to meet aggressive construction schedules.

Permitting

Dynamic environmental laws, regulations, standards, and guidance demand a proactive approach in order for businesses and municipalities to minimize environmental risk while maintaining the economic benefit of clean energy projects. GGE Alliance partners specialize in environmental management to help our clients manage existing and potential liabilities associated with the redevelopment of environmentally challenged and underutilized properties.

Project Development

Our experienced team of project development professionals works closely with our clients on every phase of their projects, turning good ideas into reality while navigating the inherent pitfalls of project development along the way.

GGE Alliance partners provide turnkey commercial and industrial renewable energy project development services, including project siting, design, engineering, permitting, and project management. We manage the risks associated with commercial-scale energy project development, through careful consideration of all the constraints associated with a specific project type, on a given site, in a particular jurisdiction.

The project development process involves many parties and requires judgment and consensus-building. Our team of industry experts works collaboratively with stakeholders in order to drive projects successfully from concept to commissioning.

Asset Management

GGE Alliance partners help maximize the value of your clean energy assets, analyze system performance, minimize your downtime, and reduce your operating and maintenance costs with experienced asset management services.

Asset management consists of a complete array of activities required to maximize system longevity, optimize system uptime, and keep systems operating at peak efficiency, ensuring that your energy installation translates into the appropriate revenue stream.

Our asset management services include:

  • Real-time tracking of system performance
  • Verification of energy production
  • Physical plant inspections
  • Mechanical and electrical inspections
  • Management of operations and maintenance personnel
  • Site maintenance and landscaping
  • Optimization of environmental attributes associated with clean energy projects
  • Coordination of project insurance policies

Microgrids

Microgrids are localized grids with complex configurations of Distributed Generation (DG) and loads, typically at military bases, university campuses and industrial parks. Traditionally these grids have been viewed as having the ability to operate autonomously, or in isolation, from the electric utility grid. However, advancements in Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as gas turbines, solar, and battery storage, have enabled smaller industrial and commercial sites to form localized grids. Regardless of the size, these microgrids have significant operational complexity, which requires utility-like control capabilities.

GGE Alliance provides state-of-the-art Measurement & Verification (M&V) services for evaluation of energy savings from microgrid projects as well as advanced, cloud-based software packages for the real-time monitoring of microgrids and the operational optimization of microgrids.

Environmental Credit Monetization

In addition to RECs, there are numerous other environmental credits that provide financial incentives to make investments in technology or operational changes associated with emission reduction. Most notably of these credits are: Emission Reduction Credits (ERC), which are created by emission reductions in EPA designated non-attainment areas, CO2 allowances, which are created by CO2 reductions in accordance with the either the California or the Northeast (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative) compliance markets, and Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN), which are created by the development of renewable transportation fuels in accordance with the U.S. EPA.

GGE Alliance partners help owners and operators of these credit projects qualify their projects to meet requirements, certify the environmental benefits, and market the credits to buyers in the marketplace.

Clean Energy Projects

The continued rapid decline in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays, combined with the five-year Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), accelerated depreciation rules, and attractive RECs markets, has resulted in commercial- and industrial-scale solar projects being economically and environmentally compelling in many geographical regions and across various project types including rooftops, greenfield, brownfield and landfill sites.

GGE Alliance partners develop solar projects for industrial, commercial and institutional clients with no capital cost options and an emphasis on brownfield and landfill sites. For solar systems already in development or installed, GGE Alliance can help owners and operators qualify their plants to meet RPS requirements, certify the plant’s production to create state-approved solar RECs, and market solar RECs to buyers in the marketplace.

Data Monitoring and Reporting

GGE Alliance partners use the Green Energy Monitoring System (GEMS), an automated energy data collection and reporting system, which enables near real-time collection of fuel, electrical and thermal information and comprehensive monitoring of any complex energy system or microgrid. This cloud-based system provides data for identifying metering and operational issues, operational control, and optimum scheduling from a single microgrid to a large portfolio of buildings.

GGE Alliance partners also developed a real-time operations scheduling software for optimizing microgrids, the Distributed Energy Operating System (DEOS). The software technology is based on a Mixed-Integer-Programming (MIP) representation of all possible energy flows both inter- and intra-site on any time increment basis (e.g. hour) over any time period (e.g. 24 hours). DEOS is integrated with GEMS to provide a virtually seamless cloud-based system for monitoring, alarms, scheduling and optimizing complex energy systems and microgrids.

Renewable Energy Credits

Twenty-nine states plus the District of Colombia have established Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) that mandate electric utilities serving retail customers in their state to provide a set percentage of their electricity sales from renewable energy. While definitions and requirements vary from state to state, most standards include wind, solar, low-impact hydro, landfill gas, biomass and geothermal generation. Utilities may meet these annual obligations through generation from their own renewable plants or from purchases from other providers with renewable generation. In either case, utilities must provide RECs as verification of meeting the mandate. RECs represent the “green” environmental benefits, or attributes, of renewable energy, where one REC equals one MWh (megawatt-hour) of renewable energy. RECs may be acquired separately from the electricity, which is typically the case.

GGE Alliance partners help owners and operators of renewable generation assets qualify their plants to meet RPS requirements, certify the plant’s production to create state-approved RECs, and market RECs to buyers in the marketplace.

Project Financing

Our project financing team delivers superior expertise and capabilities across the capital spectrum for commercial and industrial scale renewable energy projects.

The impact that financing terms have on the total cost of ownership of a renewable energy project is considerable often more than any other single cost. Because of this, low-cost, flexible financing and access to capital are critical to achieving long-term success. GGE Alliance partners work diligently to secure an effective project financing solution for each client.

For distributed generation project investors, leveraging our financial expertise helps them to maximize their returns on capital. For our energy customers and landowners, working with GGE Alliance partners gives them the ability to secure the benefits of renewable energy generation in the form of either energy savings or land lease payments, without an investment of capital.

Construction Management

As an extension to our project development services, our construction management capabilities consistently navigate commercial-scale renewable energy projects through the procurement and construction process. The result is distributed generation facilities which provide significant value to our clients.

The reliable, responsive team members of the GGE Alliance partners keep projects on track, giving our clients valuable peace of mind. We leverage our deep experience base to make informed decisions that support project objectives and exceed expectations, and provide clear communication at every stage in the process.

Our extensive relationships with equipment manufacturers, vendors, and contractors, coupled with our focus on risk management and stakeholder relations, yield projects that are constructed and commissioned on time and within budget.