Daule Peripa 130 MW Power Station
K&M performed technical, market and commercial due diligence for the development of a proposed 130 MW hydro power generation plant and associated transmission lines at the Daule Peripa dam and reservoir near Guayaquil. The existing reservoir is the second largest in South America. The proposed greenfield power station was part of a multipurpose project which included hydroelectric power production, water supply, flood control and agricultural irrigation. The project was structured on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis utilizing both a Concession Agreement and a Power Purchase Agreement with a 20 year term. The Ministry of Mines and Energy and regional utility, Comision de Estudios para el Desarrollo de La Cuenca del Rio Guayas (CEDECE), offered co-guarantees. K&M”s work included cost and performance analysis, financial analysis, electricity market analysis, review original design plans, verify electrical output, review hydrology, and review legal and regulatory framework.
K&M assisted the Government of Ecuador in the restructuring of the country’s electric power sector and the implementation of a new commercial and regulatory framework. Through a comprehensive management consulting and commercial evaluation program, the K&M team led virtually every phase of this assignment including the review and valuation of existing generation, distribution and transmission assets, bundling these assets into commercially viable business units, and drafting new legislation to create a wholesale market.
K&M was contracted to provide the consulting services for strategic advisory support for the development of low and high enthalpy geothermal projects in selected countries in Latin America. The consultancy will provide strategic advice regarding barriers to the development of GE and provide recommendations to reduce or dismantle these barriers. As part of this assignment, K&M will conduct analyses and provide strategic advice and recommendations for four out of the following nine countries in Latin America with untapped geothermal potential: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Peru. The four countries will be selected by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) during the execution of the consultancy.