Development

Renewable Enegry in Iran

Services and skills
Development and consent
• Commercial expertise and flexible deal structures
Project design and engineering
Wind farm layout, energy yield analysis
Grid connection design, transmission
Wind turbine and electrical system procurement
Construction project management
• Asset management, operations and maintenance
Health, safety, quality and environmental management

Our international development team is highly experienced in coordinating everything involved in successful project development.

How it works, in brief
Our development teams coordinate in-house expertise from across our business to ensure cost efficiencies at every stage of a project. We also look to secure cooperation from and with local communities, authorities and energy companies - so we can achieve the best results.
Balancing commercial, environmental and social concerns to develop cost effective, sustainable projects
When choosing a site, we consider a range of issues. These include land use, ecology, solar resource (or wind speed and terrain) and ease of access, as well as planning policies and proximity to people's homes. Then, with knowledgeable in-house teams on hand for the technical andengineering challenges - such as resource assessment, procuring the most appropriate technology, civil engineering and grid connection - we get to work designing and building successful projects.

Design and development
When developing and designing our projects, we involve local communities and commission independent environmental assessments. We are essentially guests on the sites at this stage, so we look to establish and maintain good relationships with landowners and the local communities. We also work closely with legal authorities to secure the necessary leases, planning and grid connection permits.
Our developers also work with legal and commercial teams to negotiate power agreements with local and national distribution companies - to agree off-take, financing, interconnection and transmission agreements, ready for construction or sale.

The development phases
• Identifying sites for wind, solar, energy storage and transmission, plus mapping adjacent land use and grid connection
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with local landowners for access and resource measurement
• Establishing and maintaining positive dialogue with local communities and authorities
• Project planning, including optimization of resources, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering - all while balancing environmental, economic and social concerns
• Conducting environmental assessments, covering ecology, hydrology, geology, acoustic, archaeology and aviation
• Managing the entire process, from planning and consent to full permission
• Negotiating with utility providers on electrical offtake, connection and transmission agreements
• Arranging all legal and financing agreements for construction or sale
We can manage the entire development process- from initial site selection to all legal and commercial agreements.

IPG offers all the capabilities to safely engineer, procure, construct andoperate projects.

Measurement services
Our measurement team helps developers acquire high quality data to support decisions that minimize risk and maximize project value. Our extensive capabilities have helped us build one of the largest portfolios in the industry.
To find out more about measurement for optimizing operational performance, see our operations section.

Met mast services
Our met mast team understand the importance of quality data and ensure clients’ measurement systems are deployed accurately. Our mast team provide everything from initial site surveys, through to installation, maintenance and decommissioning.
Our teams work with precision to ensure accurate data.
Our team, experts in the erection of tubular and lattice towers, has an unrivalled reputation for fast, smooth installations without compromising on operational safety.

Measurement systems
Our integrated team of mast installation technicians, instrumentation engineers and analysts design, build and deploy measurement systems, power supplies and data recovery systems to provide accurate data. We manage the quality and recovery of data from over 150 systems, using both automated checks and experienced analysts.
IPG has decades of experience designing remote meteorological measurement systems, and global experience of both onshore andoffshore environments.

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Remote sensing devices
IPG owns and operates a fleet of remote sensing devices, and has global experience deploying the most appropriate system for each project. Our fleet is available for short and long-term rental.

Virtual measurement
IPG has developed sophisticated models to provide virtual measurements to supplement measured data, as a cost-effective monitoring option.

Soil and water quality
We provide soil measurements for cabling design, and water quality measurements to help avoid damaging the environment - among many other measurement services.

 

Development Services

Step 1
Site Identification
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IPG’s development and meteorology teams determine a potential site by evaluating wind and solar resource quality, available markets for electricity sales, ability to obtain permits, access to the transmission system, impact on the surrounding environment, current land uses and project constructability.

Step 2
Land Acquisition
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Once a potential site is identified, Infinity’s land team will approach landowners with an easement or lease for the use of the property for the wind or solar energy project. Infinity offers landowners highly competitive payment structures through these easements or leases that provide for a long-term revenue stream for the landowners. Infinity is a landowner advocate developer and views our relationships with landowners as a partnership since we recognize that our projects are only possible through collaboration.

Step 3
Assessment
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Infinity evaluates the wind or solar resource characteristics of potential project sites by monitoring seasonal conditions with on-site measurement stations/towers . These stations/towers analyze the local resource, temperature variations, soiling conditions, humidity, precipitation and air pressure to help determine the appropriate wind or solar layout of the project, projected power output and the commercial viability of each potential site.

Step 4
Planning and Permits
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Infinity works with community members as well as local, state and federal government agencies to obtain the required permits for each project to ensure compliance with all regulation and requirements. In some cases, Environmental Impact Reports, Avian Studies and Federal Aviation Administration determinations may be part of the permitting process.

Step 5
Connecting to the Power Grid
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In order to connect a project to the transmission system, studies are conducted by the local utility to determine if the existing transmission infrastructure can support additional electricity generation. In some cases, equipment upgrades on the system may be required before the project can be constructed. Once the studies and any necessary upgrades are complete, an interconnection agreement with the local utility is put in place to allow the project connect and transmit power to the electricity grid.

Step 6
Power Purchase Agreement
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A power purchase agreement is executed with a participating electric utility, electric cooperative, industrial producer, or municipal agency to purchase each kilowatt-hour produced by the wind or solar project. The initial contract term typically ranges from 10 to 20 years for wind and 20 to 25 years for solar and provides the power buyer with a stable price for power over the length of the contract. More recently, some utilities have preferred to own the projects outright and have engaged the developer for a project purchase for direct sale to its customers.

Step 7
Construction
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The construction for both wind and solar projects is generally four to six months, depending on the project size and seasonal construction conditions. Construction involves roadwork, grading (if required), underground cabling, foundation setting, equipment erection, and electrical testing/commissioning. After construction, any surrounding property that may have been disturbed during construction is restored to its pre-construction state.

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Iran’s Sixth Development Plan also provided for the installation of 500 MW of new solar capacity by 2018. Iran’s climate is diverse, and many of its regions are arid. Because the south, northwest and southeast regions receive around 300 days of sun per year, they are uniquely suited for solar energy. The Iranian government has prioritized the central region in particular due to its climate and proximity to the national power grid.

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