Energy and the Environment
WW&E can support you to meet your environmental responsibilities and secure the economic benefits of a sustainable development adapted to new laws and regulations. We have experience in delivering expert advice to the private and public sector organizations to develop and implement environmental policy, processes and strategies.
We can help you:
- Conducting due diligence to reduce the risk of investing in new technologies.
- Planning and reaching development decisions while protecting the environment.
- Sustaining competitive advantage based on detailed economic analysis and modelling.
- Designing sustainable solutions.
Water Resources Management
We will work in partnership with you to add value to the delivery of your water and environment projects (water, waste-water, irrigation), providing innovative, independent and smart technical solutions (telemetry, network security, leakage management etc.).
Population growth, climate change, industrial development and aging water assets impact the availability of this essential resource, and put pressure on conventional water technologies and infrastructure. In Greece, desalination needs especially for the islands are growing and new planning and feasibility is essential for the improvement of the operations of the water network. Reorganization and clustering of the water management bodies will ensure efficiency of the water supply network and availabilities.
Our experts will work with you as an integral part of your team during all planning, development, reporting and management phases. We work with authorities, utilities, and developers to preserve, manage and improve water assets, water infrastructure, and water supply and distribution.
WW&E appreciates the issues clients face with respect to waste management activities. We provide strategic advice and solutions to public and private organizations to manage their waste more effectively and to integrate sustainable practices in the work environment.
Environmental sustainability is in itself an important driver of change at a global level. The disposal of waste in landfill, the final stage in the waste management process, is the least favored option from an environmental and social perspective, and the waste sector is coming under increasing pressure to eliminate the need for land fill by optimizing its collection, handling, separation and selection of waste.
On the back of this, opportunities are growing in waste-to-energy sector, fueling the interest of new parties, such as power and utility companies, in the waste sector.
The result is that there are growing incentives for waste management players to become smarter, and use better methods to recycle and get the most out of their streams. Their knowledge of materials and separation processes also makes them good partners for businesses that want to reduce waste and the consumption of raw materials in their production processes.
Our Waste services are summarized below:
- Waste modelling and analysis
- Due diligence assessment (including technical, environmental and social)
- Resource efficiency
- Procurement and bid support via a PPP
- Energy from waste
- Waste treatment technologies
- Service review and benchmarking
- International solid waste management
- Stakeholder engagement
Waste Water Management
Water and wastewater treatment processes involve mechanical, biological, chemical, and human elements, all of which must fall within in the correct range of values for the treatment system to be effective and reliable. The misalignment of just one of these components can result in a process that is inefficient and expensive to maintain.
In the worst cases, processes fail completely, leading to non-compliance with environmental permits or poor-quality water that adversely affects production process.
The benefits associated with process optimization are reducing operating costs, reducing environmental impact, improve water quality, increase customer satisfaction. WW&E offers expert advice in optimizing the process and holds extensive experience in the operations and potential clustering of waste water treatment plants towards this purpose.
WW&E is specialized in building up net metering billing models to enable operators and consumers to benefit from such processes.
Technical, Environmental and Social Advisory
When investing in projects and assets, owners, operators, investors, insurers and developers need to understand and mitigate a variety of technical, legal and socio-environmental risks before committing to lending or investing in an undertaking.
Risks which might compromise a project’s profitability in the short, medium and long term usually originate during the initial stages of project development and technical feasibility and assessment until financial close. As such, independent technical advisors are crucial in evaluating the technical feasibility of the project during a Technical Due Diligence review. This process entails identifying both the probability of occurrence of risks as well as their potential impact on the project.
The goal is to ensure that:
The technical feasibility of the project makes for a sound investment.
All factors have been accounted for in the development process.
Our team is specialized in ensuring minimization of risk.
Conducting environmental and social (E&S) due diligence on transactions is a critical component of a financial institution’s ESMS and its outcome should be factored in to the decision-making process for proceeding with a transaction.
The purpose of the environmental and social due diligence is to review any potential environmental and social risks associated with the business activities of a potential client/investee (not non-commercial/individual borrower) ensure that the transaction does not carry environmental and social risks, which could present a potential liability/risk to the financial institution.
Environmental and social due diligence involves the systematic identification, quantification and assessment/evaluation of environmental and social risks associated with a proposed transaction. This process also helps identifying the mitigation measures that are necessary to reduce any environmental and social risks that are identified.
The environmental and social due diligence can involve a simple desktop review or require a site visit with the use of WW&E’s technical experts, if necessary, to understand potential environmental and social risks associated with business activities and review a client’s/investee’s compliance with the financial institution’s environmental and social requirements.
WW&E team is able to assist you during construction and operation monitoring processes after achieving financial close of your project. Performance monitoring is a key aspect in managing a PPP contract. The principal objective of performance monitoring is to ensure that the Procuring Authority is receiving the service the Project Company has agreed to deliver, and to confirm the risk allocation on an ongoing basis as agreed in the PPP contract.
A key benefit of the PPP model is that significant risk is transferred to the Project Company because it is well-placed to, manage that risk more efficiently. The Project Company is typically responsible for both construction and operation of the project assets, and is best placed to engage and manage its contractors and the involvement of other stakeholders. The priority of the Procuring Authority is therefore to ensure that the performance monitoring mechanisms set out in the PPP contract are properly followed, and that risk as allocated in the contract remains with the Project Company. The resources required from the Procuring Authority should not be underestimated. WW&E has the expertise in supporting all parties in such a process.
Energy Management and Efficiency
WW&E devises strategic solutions to help clients across all sectors, including energy intensive industries, reduce energy consumption and costs, assess and implement self-supply options, and ensure compliance with complex carbon-driven and energy-related legislation.
We work with a range of clients including owners, developers, contractors and financial institutions, each requiring their own particular service delivered in a professional, timely and successful manner. Our expertise covers large-scale power development to small scale distributed generation.
Our services are summarized below:
- Due diligence
- Energy yield and resource analysis
- Feasibility and development
- Operational performance analysis
- Owner’s / lenders’ engineering advisory
- Technical component reviews
- Evaluation and implementation services.