The pre-construction phase is one in which Natural Power has extensive experience, assisting our clients in progressing projects from gaining consent through to the start of construction. We have supported a wide range of clients by providing the required documentation, expert advice and stakeholder liaison in order to meet ongoing planning conditions. As with all phases of development, our approach is to mitigate risk for the client and move the project seamlessly from consent to a buildable asset.
Some of the areas where we can support our clients include:
Contract procurement support:
Our team can review and draft plant supply agreements and maintenance contracts, advise on grid connection and forestry contracts as well as procuring third party services and materials on behalf of our clients.
Management of planning condition discharge
Our team can support clients meet their planning conditions by advising on environmental compliance and undertaking appropriate surveys such as contaminated land surveys analysis and mitigation, ensuring compliance of noise conditions and the adherence to construction environmental management plans (CEMP), best practise in health & safety management, habitat management plans (HMP) and peat management plans (PMP). We also have hydrologists who specialise in water quality, drainage management and flood protection whilst our Design team can assist with traffic and transport planning.
Interface and progress with grid connection and battery storage
We can enable power producers to provide essential services to the grid through their battery storage such as fast frequency response, demand side management and other grid balancing services. At a site level we can help in the management of grid constraints, price arbitrage and PPA management.
Our in-house geotechnical team has over 10 years of experience and are equipped to provide full project lifecycle, consultancy services including intrusive works, topographic survey and interpretive reporting. Natural Power owns and operates its own fleet of specialist drilling equipment and supply vehicles capable of crossing remote terrain with self-rescue capability. The team employs a risk based approach to challenging, remote and mountainous sites during site design, consent and construction.