Feasibility studies are essential when considering a new energy centre as there are so many variables that need to be considered.
The feasibility study will assess the options that are available to an organisation including the technical aspects of location and physical connection to the site, as well as the commercial considerations, such as capital costs, savings and payback periods.
In addition to this, there is also a requirement to consider other benefits that may be gained through a new energy centre, such as resilience, energy conservation including combined heat and power (CHP) and biomass technologies, as well as planning considerations, procurement and contractual options.
Dependant on the option considered, NIFES reports introduce and describe the technologies that are available for each site and consider what is suitable to match the site loads, looking in detail at how they would interface with the site and the commercial benefits of the options.
The results of which are produced in a report along with an indicative estimate of the likely savings and costs of such an installation, based on proven, available products.
If the project is viable and investment is considered, then following the feasibility study, NIFES can support the planning process, then design, specify and project manage the installation to completion.