Falck Renewables | Greenfield - Falck
Green Field
Sustainable and natural transformation
Green field development activities start with the identification of a site that can accommodate a wind or photovoltaic plant, looking at characteristics such as accessibility, distance from the grid, presence of the resource and topography of the land.  

CONSTRAINTS

There might be different kinds of constraints: environmental, landscape and archaeological (moreover the landowners may not be disposed to building the plant).In the event that all of these activities have a positive outcome, a connection request is then made and the amount of sun or wind is measured using suitable instruments. In the case of wind farms, this activity may require more than one year to achieve a reasonable certainty about the availability of the resource.

CONNECTION POINTS

Once a (economically feasible) connection point has been obtained and the resource has been verified, we apply for authorization. This involves preparing a final design for approval, attaching the environmental impact assessment as well as the specialist studies (birdlife, hydrogeology, landscape).

AUTHORIZATION PROCESS

The authorization process is the longest stage of the process, as it may require up to 2-3 years for photovoltaics and 5-7 years for wind. The outcome may be a total or partial rejection, which could make building the plant unworkable. If all the permissions are obtained, the construction of the plant goes ahead. In parallel to all of these stages, another activity has recently been added regarding the negotiation of PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) for offtaking the energy.

The 6 leading elements when identifying the localization
When identifying a site for our plants the following elements are considered:  

1. Availability of natural resources necessary for energy production

2. Accessibility to the site, connection to the electricity grid and any environmental restrictions

3. Consent of Public Administration, local communities and land owners

4. Economic parameters, such as the sale price of the energy produced, construction and management costs, plant yield

5. Authorization procedures for the development, construction and operation of the plants

6. Stability of the current regulatory framework and potential changes in anticipation

Collaborating is the first source of energy to be sustainable
To generate sustainable development, the objectives and challenges need to be shared with all of the players involved. Co-development means the joint development of a plant, by two or more players. One of the parties launches the greenfield development and proposes the other party to enter into the development (in full or in part), financing the costs and making joint decisions about the design and strategic choices for the development. The co-development is carried out with an expressly created special-purpose entity. Partners hold shares or service contracts. It is fairly common for one of the co-development partners to then be the one to build the renewable plant and, once commissioned, to manage it.
Our strategic agreement with Eni
On December 20, 2019 we signed a strategic agreement with Eni for the co-development of renewable energy projects in the United States and created Novis Renewables, a joint platform between Eni New Energy US Inc. and Falck Renewables North America Inc. to develop, finance and build new projects based on photovoltaic, onshore wind and storage technologies. The platform aims to develop at least 1 GW by 2023.
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