Renewable power projects compared, contrasted and extended
‘Renewables’ covers a number of contrasting power project types, which face different and specific development challenges and risks.
What are the key things to look out for, across the main renewable power plant types? Beyond building the plant, how do different projects differ in their market offer; and which channels to market exist? How do project integrations such as storage or hydrogen impact project development?
Site selection and project development specifics
- Key contrasts: solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass
- Land use and suitability
- Project sizing, including grid export
- Common stakeholder issues and mitigations
- Project timescales and associated risks
Developing dispatchable and integrated renewable power projects
- Considerations in adding energy storage to renewable power plants
- Considerations in adding hydrogen production (electrolysis) to renewable power plants
- Optimising plant design, infrastructure costs and other factors
- Differences between retrofit and built-for-purpose projects
- Flexibility, phasing and the permitting process