Energy

Renewable Energy Advisory Support

Renewable Energy Advisory Support

NERA has extensive experience providing advice and analysis to clients involved in or considering becoming involved in the renewable energy industry. Our renewables experts provide a range of support services, including evaluating the market potential for new technologies and business plan support, long-term market price forecasts, and the evaluation of competitive threats and opportunities.

  • Market potential. We develop assessments of the market for different renewable technologies, including the identification of potential clients, forecasts of demand, evaluation of competitors, trends in underlying material costs, and long-term forecasts of prices for different renewable technologies.
  • Electric price forecasts. We develop long-term wholesale electric price forecasts and REC price forecasts to value the merchant tail associated with currently contracted renewable generation assets as well as merchant assets.
  • Evaluation of operating margins. We develop specialized models to address the forecast of margins of non-conventional generation technologies such as battery and limited energy storage resources.
  • Evaluation of regulatory risk. NERA works with clients to understand the impact of regulatory policy on the economics of different renewable investments. This work includes the review and likely persistence of different subsidies and other market support mechanisms as well as potential changes in market rules.
  • Business strategy development. NERA assists clients in analyzing markets to identify potential selling opportunities and potential business partners, examine the supply chain of different technologies, and evaluate threats and opportunities associated with disruptive technologies.
  • Market expert reports for financing. We combine the above skills to develop independent market expert reports to support buy- and sell-side transactions related to renewable resources.
  • Renewables fuel supply. We analyze fuel supply issues and risks associated with renewable generation fuel supply related to biomass and waste products.
Name Title Location Phone Email
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chicago +1 312 573 2823 sandra.ringelstetter@nera.com
Oscar Arnedillo Managing Director Madrid +34 91 521 0020 oscar.arnedillo@nera.com
Benjamin Chee Managing Director New York City +1 212 345 0091 benjamin.chee@nera.com
Richard Druce Managing Director London +44 20 7659 8540 richard.druce@nera.com
Sean Gammons Managing Director London
Berlin
+44 20 7659 8564
+49 30 700 1506 01
sean.gammons@nera.com
Dominik Hübler Associate Director Berlin
London
+49 30 700 1506 20
+44 20 7659 8504
dominik.huebler@nera.com
Katie Orlandi Associate Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3031 kathleen.orlandi@nera.com
Dr. Clemens Koenig Senior Consultant Frankfurt +49 69 710 4475 12 clemens.koenig@nera.com
Rachel Northcutt Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9297 rachel.northcutt@nera.com
Mike King Affiliated Consultant Denver
San Francisco
Washington, DC
+1 303 357 4781
+1 303 618 4915
+1 303 618 4915
mike.king.affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Chantale LaCasse Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC
Toronto
+1 202 466 9218
+1 416 868 7314
chantale.lacasse@nera.com
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