K&M’s growing presence in the Wind/ Renewable Energy Sector
Renewable energy is a growing and ever-changing industry. Despite the complexities and nuances of the field, K&M’s team continues to expand its presence in the fastest-growing energy source, providing a comprehensive range of technical and commercial advisory services to diverse renewable energy projects. K&M has worked on over 3,900 MW of renewable energy due diligence in emerging markets, including over 110 technical, commercial, and market due diligence assignments globally.
Along with other technologies, our recent focus has been on wind power. We understand its advantages as a clean and renewable energy source and its cost-competitiveness with conventional thermal power generation. K&M has advised clients on planning, developing, or acquiring wind energy projects. K&M’s wind generation clients include utilities, investors, developers, and multilateral agencies in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Services provided to these clients include building or reviewing financial models to calculate LCOE or project and equity returns, estimating emissions reduction, reviewing project agreements (PPA, EPC, O&M) to identify and assess technical and commercial risks, regulatory review or development, technical advisory (site visits, wind resources, technical configuration assessment), market and dispatch analysis, and more.
Unlike traditional consulting firms, many of our staff have designed, built, owned, and operated power generation assets in developing countries. K&M is keenly aware of the consequences of projects that lacked thorough assessment and appropriate risk mitigation since inception. K&M conducts due diligence with the same excellence and attention to detail as we would for our projects.
Hence, K&M projects have concluded with significant achievements, such as bankable contract terms, calculating LCOE and emission that demonstrate the role of wind generation in least-cost generation expansion planning, identifying technical and commercial project risks and mitigation measures, and in general, giving solid arguments to investors, lenders, utilities, governments and regulators to support wind generation projects.