RISK MANAGEMENT

Ability to deeply understand risk and manage risks

Our team’s extensive experience in storage + solar system, hardware and software engineering as well as site operations gives S3.ENERGY a unique paradigm for applications and systems analysis which allows us to uncover and optimize areas of marginal gains in overall returns and system health.

FINANCIAL & DEAL STRUCTURING

Proven analysis of revenues streams, valuation, and arbitrage

S3.ENERGY team members’ significant track record in structuring and closing energy infrastructure projects, including monetizing tax benefits, provides a proven engine to evaluate revenue streams and effects of key variables on IRR & EBITDA Yield.

LEGAL AND POLICY

Structural Analysis and Policy Foresight

Incomparable experience in the understanding of power purchase agreements, coverage ratios, and counter-party review ensure the quality of our diligence process. Additionally our understanding of the evolving policy framework allows S3.ENERGY to anticipate opportunities.

Technical Diligence

Systems Analysis: Critical review of hardware selection, systems design and integration, modeling results, energy management system controls philosophy and assumptions. 
 
Performance Analysis:  Qualify system performance estimates and challenge assumptions, algorithm audit including critical analysis of 3rd party performance verification reports. 
 
Application Analysis: Review system size and capacity design choices to ensure energy storage choices are appropriately matched to revenue streams, load behaviors and grid requirements. 

Financial Diligence

Revenue Analysis: Inspection of the revenues streams:Capacity payments, incentives programs,host payments, and ancillary revenues.

Financial Modeling: Detailed financial analysis of project & portfolio costs, revenues, and valuation.

Sensitivity and Risk Analysis: Analysis of the effects of changes in key variables on IRR & EBITDA Yield. Identification, analysis, & mitigation of risk factors throughout asset life.

Legal Diligence

Counterparty Review: Detailed analysis of balance sheet andcredit rating.

Warranty Review: Inspection of coverage levels and ability to & history of warrantor to pay liabilities.

Contract Review: Inspection of energy service agreements, PPAs, & lease agreement to ensure strength & financeability.