Capabilities – Services

Advisory and Independent Engineering Services

INDEPENDENT ENGINEERING AND DUE DILIGENCE

Delivering professional opinions and insights with solution-oriented speed to market service, Luminate is a leading Independent Engineer and trusted name throughout the financial markets. We offer much more than confirmatory due diligence — we add real value to your project and can help avoid costly missteps with early engagement. We understand financing requirements and will help ready your project, proactively managing risks, validating assumptions and finding solutions to bring your project successfully to the finish line.

DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY

Our development advisory services span the cycle—from inception to commercial operation—to support at every step. Our resource consulting services are often employed to validate site selection and conceptual design. We provide owners’ advisory and engineering services to confirm design documents and assist  with  contractual development and negotiation.

RESOURCE CONSULTING

Solar and Wind– we perform independent analysis and projections, and validate and reconcile third-party analyses. Our teams are led by in-house authorities in solar and wind energy research, development, resource and energy projections. We fully integrate our resource consulting with our development advisory and independent engineering services providing for superior results.

CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING MONITORING

Overseeing a myriad of power, energy and infrastructure projects at any given time, we track your project for conformance with plans, schedule and budget. We monitor construction, commissioning, performance testing, and completion for compliance with the contractual requirements and generally accepted industry practices. We report on progress, certify draws, provide early warning of potential issues, and help keep projects on course. We review and certify draw requests, performance testing, and completion for sponsors, off-takers and financing parties.

M & A / RECAPITALIZATIONS

With extensive experience providing buy-side, sell-side, and refinancing reports, whether a buyer or a seller, or simply refinancing, we provide services to augment your analysis, confirm expectations, manage risks, and successfully close your transaction. From “fatal flaw” due diligence accompanying management presentations and site visits to full due diligence and comprehensive independent engineering reviews and reports, we tailor and stage our services to support your team and meet your needs.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

If developing a technology to commercialize and finance, considering investing in a new technology or start up, or seeking grant money or loan guarantees for innovative technologies, we bring extensive experience in providing technology reviews for investment and bankability.

OPERATIONS MONITORING / ASSET MANAGEMENT

Maintaining the value of your assets is critical to long-term success. We review and approve annual operating budgets, reconcile variances, and monitor operations to identify potential issues before they become serious problems.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

We review projects for environmental permitting and studies, current and pending regulatory requirements, compliance and site conditions. We track and evaluate environmental regulations, perform complex environmental due diligence, complete emission inventories and compliance assessments, evaluate control technologies, and assist with developing compliance strategies. Because we understand how plants operate, our environmental services are fully integrated to avoid common disconnects between permitting and operations.

CONFLICT SUPPORT

For those projects that experience difficulties, we offer experienced conflict and litigation support, including expert testimony.