The vast majority of our projects have been of a farm-scale, dealing directly with farmers or landowners and providing a very strong understanding of the client’s needs. Approximately 90% of the successful planning applications Green Cat Renewables has gained planning consent for, has been at a local level, where a strong case can be made for the diversification of a local farm or business that results in direct and sustainable benefits to the local economy.
Furthermore, where Green Cat Renewables is involved in the construction of a project, local contractors are preferred where possible, which helps to control project costs, a working relationship can be built on trust, and the local economy benefits further.
Our experienced project managers are highly aware of the current market conditions and approach all new projects with this in mind. This is particularly important when working within a fast-paced and continually evolving industry. We understand the need to be as cost efficient as possible applying only the level of detail required to achieve the desired outcome.
Further, by dealing with the high risk items and potential ‘show-stoppers’ at the front end of the project, unnecessary ‘at risk’ expenditure can be avoided.
Working in-house and coordinating with known specialists, our engineers and environmental team have experience of working to very tight planning, accreditation and installation deadlines.
The renewable energy industry is driven by working within tight timescales. Our experience allows us to undertake work as cost and time efficiently as possible, delivering the necessities in order to meet the requirements of approaching deadlines.
All renewable projects come with their own particular set of challenges such as grid, finance, stakeholders, buildability, noise, resource and environmental issues. Green Cat Renewables has built a breadth of experience over the last 13 years across a vast range of projects each with their own varying complex issues. We approach complex issues in a pragmatic and practical manner based upon previous experiences and sound know-how.
We have considerable experience in dealing with difficult, project specific challenges, successfully developing unique solutions to allow the project to move forward.
Our multi-disciplinary team offers a wide range of development support services from project concept and feasibility through planning, modelling, engineering, due diligence and operational assessment.
Our primary goal is to provide our customers with a unique integrated service package with the minimum number of interfaces with the aim of reducing risk, preventing delays and simplifying the process. This in turn means we can deliver an efficient, seamless and cost effective package of development support.
With decreasing levels of government support, it is now more important than ever to have a strong base of knowledge and data on the resource available, whether it be wind, hydro or solar, in order to effectively gauge the viability of a project.
We have the in-house capability and expertise to calculate the onsite resource data required at any stage during the project to allow important investment decisions to be made.
The first step in the development of any renewable energy project is a feasibility study to assess the project’s viability, understand the development risk and clarify all potential site options. Drawing on the full range of in-house capabilities and services, we are able to provide a comprehensive and detailed study that allows customers to consider their available options before proceeding or committing.
Our Planning and Environmental team adopt a proactive and positive approach to liaising with regulatory authorities and stakeholders in order to define and tailor the scope of environmental assessment work.
In addition, the comprehensive understanding of planning procedure and policy as well as environmental and technical constraints, enable the team to quickly identify effective solutions to manage project planning risk.
Agreeing a scope of work with statutory consultees and stakeholders prior to submission, saves unnecessary expenditure and time.
Our Technical Services Team are industry experts in undertaking energy yield assessments for wind, hydro and solar projects which provide essential, decision making information during all stages of the development. These reports are tailored to the customer’s needs and the particular stage of the project.
Further technical services available include detailed noise assessments undertaken by acoustics accredited and qualified noise experts, pre and post project completion and shadow flicker assessments.
With a designated Engineering Team, we are experienced in the management of project construction from the discharging of planning conditions through to the final snagging tests. We offer a full range of support services specifically tailored to the project and have established good working relationships with key stakeholders such as electricity network operators, turbine manufactures, local authorities, statutory consultees and communities.
The team is supported by Green Cat Geotechnical and ‘sister’ companies: Green Cat Contracting and Prelec Electrical Contractors.
Issues often arise with operational projects and these can result in a significant loss in revenue if not identified and resolved in a timely manner. We offer tailored services to the customer providing a dedicated team to effectively manage the project closely to ensure the project is operating to its full potential and that the maximum return on your investment is achieved.
Green Cat Renewables can be innovative in its commercial arrangements, success fees, Joint Venture arrangements and deferred payments. We welcome the opportunity to create bespoke commercial arrangements that are beneficial to all stakeholders.