We carry out independent consulting and engineering services from the initial conception of renewable energy projects to design, financing, construction, operation, warranty period, verification, commissioning, measurements and tests.

Our specialization and experience ensures sustainable solutions for our clients’ complex problems in:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants (PV) and Parks
  • Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants (CSP)
  • Wind Farms On & Off Shore
  • Mini-Hydro and Cogeneration Power Plants
  • Biomass and Biogas Power Plants
  • Biofuel Production Plants

We pursue excellence by assuring quality and the continuous improvement of our activities and processes accredited by ISO 9001.

The consultancy and engineering services cover all the stages of project life:

  • Pre-Planning
  • Planning and Development
  • Implementation and Construction
  • Operation and Asset Management

Our clients include donors, utilities, financial Institutions, government led institutions, developers, equipment manufacturers and equity investors and

Pre-Planning

  • Policy and regulatory guidance
  • Solar and wind resource and Energy production assessments
  • Technical and economic Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • Site location and project development support
  • Conceptual design
  • Environmental studies
  • Project cost budgeting
  • Power purchase agreement (PPA) and interconnection assessment

Planning and Development

  • Bankable feasibility studies
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) and Terms of Reference (ToR) definition, preparation of tender dossiers and assistance during tendering processes
  • Process design
  • Basic and constructive project
  • Operation & Maintenance contracts support
  • Permitting support
  • Vendor qualification
  • Quality assurance programs
  • Technical due diligence / Independent engineering
  • Owner´s engineering
  • Grid Integration studies as well as on-site tests in order to verify the compliance with grid codes in different countries

Implementation and Construction

  • Project engineering
  • Detailed design and engineering review
  • Design optimization
  • Construction and commissioning oversight
  • Mechanical, substantial and final completion tests
  • Provisional acceptance and definitive acceptance test
  • Evaluation of the main components (photovoltaic modules, inverters, structure/trackers, transformers, etc.)
  • Assistance in contracts drafting or revision (EPC, O&M, supply, PPAs) and assistance in administrative procedures and licenses and permits management
  • Assessment of estimations of financial models (CAPEX, OPEX)
  • Technical assistance on the compliance of the market requirements, CDM application, grid integration studies and analyses of voltage dips
  • Planning, project management, supervision, execution control and works monitoring
  • Inspection on factory and supply store-houses
  • Supervision during assembly
  • Pre-shipment and post-shipment verification
  • Evaluation of the degree of progress
  • Evaluation of incidences and delays
  • Technical support during the construction
  • Conformity assessment
  • Performance Testing for Final Acceptance
  • In-Service Verification for solar plants in operation
  • Tailor-made services for operating solar plants
  • CSP and PV Supplier Quality Programs
  • Certification of PV and CSP Components

Operation and Asset Management

  • Asset optimization through full scope system analysis (on site / off site)
  • Technical and performance audits and ad-hoc analysis and reports
  • Testing, auditing and tuning of monitoring and control systems
  • Assistance for monitoring system “troubleshooting” and design of ad-hoc solutions
  • Warranty and performance claim support
  • Technical verifications for Insurance and plant security incidents management
  • Advice/Support during the contract negotiation for acquisition or sale of solar plants and wind farms
  • Inspection, diagnosis and analysis of the performance of plants and farms already in operation, including optimization proposals

EQO-NIXUS provides consultancy and advisory services to our clients with high quality transactional and financial advice. This practice includes advisory services on financial and strategic issues related to asset transaction processes such as privatizations, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Financial modelling
  • Identification and evaluation of investment opportunities
  • Technical, commercial, legal and financial due diligence and specialist valuations
  • Integrated risk assessment and management
  • Bidding processes advisory and contracts design
  • Advise on the optimal business and financing strategy
  • Economics of clean energy policies and projects
  • Renewable energy, energy efficiency & climate change policies and regulations
  • National policies and action plans to foster sustainable energy
  • Promotion of sustainable decentralized generation
  • Renewables cost and pricing
  • Relevant secondary legislation including PPAs, technical regulation, Connection Agreements, Licensing Agreements,
  • Design and implementation of lending programs supporting RES and EE

EQO-NIXUS provides strategic advice to private sector clients, banks and utilities on energy markets development, regulations, business and clean economy related issues.

Regulation of National and Regional Energy Markets

  • Energy sector restructuring and markets design
  • Policy, regulatory and institutional framework
  • Institutional development and regulatory implementation of national and regional markets initiatives
  • Private sector participation processes
  • Tariff and subsidy regimes
  • Disputes and litigation services
  • PPAs/PSAs and other commercial instruments

Business Strategy and Financial Analysis

  • Generation and transmission systems expansion and long term planning
  • Optimization of capital expenditures, operational processes and business restructuring
  • Strategic advice to agents in the generation or sourcing, transmission, distribution and retail activities
  • Private sector participation processes
  • Disputes and litigation services
  • Demand forecasting, business projections and economic and financial evaluation of energy projects
  • Tailored market intelligence studies to support market entry, product development and other business critical decisions

Economics of Clean Energy policies and projects

  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change policies and regulation
  • National policies and action plans to foster sustainable energy
  • Promotion of sustainable decentralized generation
  • Renewables cost and pricing
  • Relevant secondary legislation including PPAs, technical regulation, Connection Agreements, Licensing Agreements, etc.
  • Design and implementation of lending programs supporting RES and EE

Communication

  • Strategic marketing campaigns, from design to implementation, to help raise awareness of products and generate new leads
  • Networking and match-making through events and one-to-one meetings to help clients to connect with investors and decision makers
  • Knowledge dissemination campaigns to raise awareness of new initiatives or projects