PRESS RELEASE – BKW appoints Greensolver for wind asset due diligence work
Greensolver provided wind asset due diligence and advised BKW on purchase of 49MW of French assets.
Greensolver, the independent technical expert for renewable assets, has been selected by Swiss utility BKW to provide a technical due diligence on their recent acquisition of four French wind assets, located across France.
Greensolver advised the Swiss utility on one operating wind farm and three others currently at various stages of development – planned to be operational between 2017 and 2018.
Conducting the wind asset due diligence
From wind assessment review, site visits, acoustic studies review, contracts relevance and blade inspection, each and every aspect and wind farm performance has been reviewed and analysed by Greensolver’s team of expert from June to September 2016.
“Apart from performance and conformity, investors and lenders want to know which challenges they will face when investing in a renewable asset. Given the French market complexity at the moment regarding power prices, one of our additional mission was to provide BKW with an expert feedback on each wind farm status and what could be the implication in the very near future on that particular issue.” Comments Carla VICO, Operation Director – Greensolver.
With about 440MW of installed wind capacity BKW is the Swiss leader for wind farm operation and is looking to strengthen its position in France with this deal. This is the second investment of BKW in France.
“Our wind farm portfolio is expanding fast and this deal allows us to have a bigger European coverage. Before investing in a project, we need to have the confidence that the asset will provide the expected return on investment. By partnering with an independent third party like Greensolver, we are provided with that level of certainty and are assured that our requirements will be fully covered.” adds Martina Dabo – Head of Asset Management and Development, BKW.
Greensolver is a global player in the renewable energy sector, and is an independent service provider for wind, solar and storage plants. Greensolver has 2GW under management and has assisted with a total portfolio capacity of 25GW in advisory services.
Greensolver enables a higher deployment of clean energy by optimising generation and capital investment performance of renewable energy assets. This is done through the main core services; construction management, advisory services, including support through the PPA process, technical and commercial asset management.