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Technical due diligence
Technical due diligence is a complement to regulatory due diligence. It helps validate the general technical characteristics and quantify the uncertainties and risks on the values retained for the output of a park or a portfolio of wind farms.
More specifically, it aims to :
identify any inconsistencies between the design and production, operation and maintenance conditions
validate general technical characteristics of the park or portfolio: resource, losses, performance, availability, production
quantify uncertainties and risks that could negatively impact these technical characteristics;
recommend realistic assumptions on these technical characteristics for the financial valuation model;
recommend, list and prioritize suitable suspensive conditions in the context of a purchase bid submission
Content / Steps
To evaluate the production to be retained and quantify the uncertainties and risks of variation of its value, we carry out the following tasks:
collection of relevant documents: equipment supply contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, insurance contracts, connection and access to networks, resource and production study, etc.
Technological analysis and evaluation of the overall design of the equipment
examination of the resource and yield study
analysis of technical clauses of contracts: gross yield, availability and output, guaranteed and insured
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Study of technical conditions for connection to networks
The study of technical connection conditions of a wind park or a portfolio to the electricity transport or distribution networks is a complement to technical due diligence.
It is necessary when it is required to more specifically examine the optimization of the connection from a technical and electrical point of view (acceptable line loss level to the delivery point, reasonable unavailability and shedding rates at the grid level,...), and, more generally, whether the design and operating conditions of the internal electrical installation are compatible with that of the connection to the electricity networks.
More specifically, it aims to :
identify any inconsistencies between the design and operating conditions of the interior installation and the connection infrastructure
validate technical characteristics of the grid connection
quantify uncertainties and risks that could negatively impact the wind farm's production
recommend realistic hypotheses on these technical characteristics for the financial evaluation model
recommend, list and prioritize suitable suspensive conditions or possible improvements
Special case of an under-project wind farm / Steps
For a wind farm or a portfolio under-project, it is possible to complete the analysis of the only usually available documents (connection study, technical and financial proposal) with a prospective analysis of predictable grid connection convention, operation convention and network access contract, given the current regulation and legislation