Presented by Daniel E. DuBois. Developers – don’t fall in love with your projects What do I mean ?. Lessons Learned. Is your project doomed (and you don’t know it)? Some clues – Unrealistic economics The community hates it (or you) No transmission It’s a money pit. Lessons Learned.
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Presented by Daniel E. DuBois
Developers – don’t fall in love with your projects
What do I mean ?
Is your project doomed (and you don’t know it)?
Some clues –
The community hates it (or you)
It’s a money pit
Capital costs (turbines + BOP)
O&M (planned & unplanned)
Create some practical guidelines
Example – (assumptions)
Scale = 50MW (land – 100 acres /WTG)
Wind = 7 m/s (30% NCF)
Installed costs = $2,000 / MW installed
O&M = $50-70k/WTG
Projected return 9% IRR
Revenue = $80/mWh escalated at 2%
Positive community relations is critical
It is the root of every permitting process
Is it not going well?
Some clues –
What to do?
Regular local presence (local office)
Town hall meetings
Enlist supporters (land owners)
Do you have interconnection problems ?
Distance - On-site vs. miles
Do you have transmission problems?
Interconnection vs. Transmission
Is your project a money pit?
Are you over budget?
Are you behind schedule
Evaluate development projects