Formed in 2006 by long time power project finance veterans, Luminate is a technically based management consultancy providing engineering, commercial and environmental services and solutions to the power, energy and renewables markets. Drawing on vast experience with hundreds of projects and transactions domestic and abroad, we apply a wealth of technical and financial market expertise in helping our clients navigate risks and swiftly move their projects to the finish line. Services we provide include project development assistance, due diligence and independent engineering in support of financing, M&A, and emerging technologies, resource consulting and energy projections, optimization and corrective action plans, construction and commissioning monitoring, asset management, environmental management, and conflict and restructuring support to clients across the stakeholder spectrum.

We specialize in technical, commercial, and environmental due diligence and are recognized throughout the financial markets as

a leading independent engineering firm. With an experience base among the deepest in the industry, Luminate brings exceptionally strong commercial contractual insight and capabilities in risk allocation complementing our technical expertise.

We are an unaffiliated pure consultancy without organizational conflicts. Our clients include Fortune 500 and smaller project developers, utilities and municipalities, tax equity investors, investment funds, senior debt lenders, capital markets, governmental agencies, law firms and market consultancies. We are highly focused, solution oriented and response driven to meet our clients’ needs.

“Over the past two years, Terra-Gen has engaged Luminate to serve as Independent Engineer in support of the tax equity and debt financing of several of our solar/storage and standalone storage projects. Luminate has assisted our company with the technical, commercial and financial review to provide comfort to our financing parties of the validity of our development status, construction schedules, project design and financial projections. I found Luminate to be extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and responsive in their support of our efforts.”

Jeff Cast, Vice President, Terra-Gen

“Luminate has supported Fortistar and OPAL Fuels across our businesses for over 15 years and is a trusted provider, whether helping us to evaluate potential acquisitions or in support of financings. We’ve appreciated Luminate’s breadth of technical knowledge and insights across technologies, and consistent, responsive services.”

Thomas Plant, Vice President, Opal Fuels

“J-Power USA engaged Luminate to provide acquisition support for a portfolio of power plants which our company recently acquired. Luminate assisted our company with the technical and financial review necessary for our team to value the assets as well as performed support to our lender group on the financing of the acquisition. I found the professionals at Luminate to be extremely knowledgeable and diligent in their support of our efforts.”

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, J-Power USA

“Luminate has the unique capability to understand technical issues and is able to clearly articulate the impact that those issues have on business decisions.”

Vice President, TD Bank Project Finance

“Hannon Armstrong contacted Luminate for a project Report, with very little lead time. Not only were they responsive and quick on such short notice but their efforts and knowledge helped fund the project.”

Vice President , Hannon Armstrong


“I am very impressed with the quality and completeness given the short timeframe you had to work with.”

Director – Treasury, Northland Power