Originally a mining engineer, for the last 24 years Adrian has specialised in the development, commercial and policy aspects of infrastructure with a particular focus on renewable energy and waste. He carried out his first renewable energy project 30 years ago and has worked on projects using every renewable energy technology except wave power and concentrated solar power.
Adrian was the first person in the UK (in 1994) to suggest the use of a green certificate system to support renewable energy and is the original author of the “headroom” concept (which prevents the value of UK Renewable Obligation Certificates collapsing). He was one of three people chosen in 1999 to represent the renewable energy industry on official consultation groups for the reform of the UK’s electricity trading arrangements, and was a government appointed technical advisor to the Embedded Generators Working Group.
He was a director of the British Wind Energy Association and has represented the UK waste industry on the Sustainable Waste Forum, DEFRA’s Waste Procurements Needs Working Group and on the Waste PFI Panel. He is now primarily focused on feasibility, due diligence, strategy and policy review work for individual projects, commercial enterprises and public sector bodies. He works with client organisations in following areas:
- Project Feasibility
- Identification of barriers to development (technical, financial, physical, commercial and policy derived).
- Market appraisals, resource assessment and assessment of security of supply (of input fuels/process inputs).
- Assessment/estimation of projected capital and operating costs and revenues.
- Production of multi-option technical-financial models to assess commercial feasibility and bankability of energy, waste and transport projects.
- Due Diligence
- Verification of assumptions and data.
- Scrutiny of technical and financial models (both client and third party).
- Review of relevant policy and regulations applicable to individual projects
- Identification and assessment of risks not overtly stated, or overlooked, in project documents.
- Review of commercial terms within contracts
- Strategic Analysis
- Analysis of energy needs and potential for meeting these through alternative resources.
- Analysis of the impacts of individual projects or policies on sponsors/portfolios
- Analysis of proposed policy changes to identify associated risks/risk reductions on clients’ operations.
- Analysis of commercial and geographical contexts to identify synergies and ancillary opportunities for proposed and existing infrastructure.
- Analysis of property portfolios to identify opportunities for renewable energy.