The purpose of a renewable energy project is to generate power without using finite resources (such as coal) for fuel; thereby minimising the power sector’s overall emission levels and reliance on high impact activities (such as mining).
The challenge with renewable energy is to manage intermittency and to be sure that the renewable projects that we pursue don’t also generate an unacceptable level of negative consequences (such as excessive land clearing).
Renewable technologies include hydro-electric, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and ocean power.
We design and analyse renewable energy systems, considering factors such as site location, available resources (sunlight, wind, water, etc.), energy demand, and environmental considerations. We use computer simulations and modelling tools to optimise system performance.
We do this with a view on whole of life project value in order to maximise investor returns.
Arche Energy’s owner’s engineering service includes preparing specifications, equipment selection, tender management, ECI facilitation, value engineering and contract negotiation.
During construction, Arche oversees the installation, construction, and commissioning of renewable energy systems, ensuring that all components are properly integrated, and the systems are set up to function efficiently and safely. This enables our clients to extract the most value from their projects.
Arche’s experts in grid connection management work with clients and the Network Service Providers (NSP) to integrate renewable energy sources into existing infrastructure.
This includes addressing technical challenges related to grid stability, power quality, and grid compatibility.
We manage the preparation of connection applications (including Generator Performance Standards – GPS) and the relationship with the NSP.
We work collaboratively with the OEM and commissioning contractors to minimise GPS and commissioning risks and stay with the owner all the way through to successful commissioning and registration.
We manage the environmental approvals and development applications for major projects.
We understand appropriate levels of assessments and the relevant approvals processes in most jurisdictions in Australia.
We assist in the negotiation of appropriate approvals conditions and provide advice and support during RFIs, change requests and appeals.
Arche’s renewables professionals are well-informed about relevant policies, regulations, and incentives related to renewable energy.
We assist our clients develop compliance systems and perform site monitoring and site audits.
Renewable energy markets refer to the economic systems and mechanisms that facilitate the production, distribution, and consumption of renewable energy. These markets have evolved and expanded as renewable energy technologies have become more efficient, cost-effective, and widespread.
Here are some key aspects of renewable energy markets.
The growth of renewable energy markets is driven by factors such as declining costs of renewable technologies, increasing environmental awareness, policy support, and the recognition of the economic and social benefits of renewable energy.
In Australia, the renewable energy market is driven by the Federal Renewable Energy Target (RET), requiring large energy consumers and energy retailers to surrender renewable energy certificates.
Australia’s National Energy Market (NEM) is a wholesale electricity market that operates across the eastern and southern states of Australia. It is designed to facilitate the efficient generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, ensuring reliable supply at competitive prices. Here are key aspects of Australia’s NEM.
Australia’s NEM plays a critical role in balancing electricity supply and demand, facilitating competition, and supporting the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. It provides a framework for market participants to trade electricity, manage risks, and contribute to the reliable and sustainable supply of energy across the region.