The UK office of ÅF is home to our team of experts in transaction advisory, market analysis and market modelling.
We support clients in understanding fuel and power markets, promoting efficient networks and sustainable energy markets, designing effective regulation, private sector participation, delivering training and assisting energy businesses to succeed. Our key service areas are:
- Transaction Advisory
For private sector investors in power, gas and renewables we provide advice in commercial negotiations, financing and project re-financing. We deliver support in due diligence, market studies, market modelling and price projections, feasibility studies, bankable documents and valuation.
- Private Sector Participation
We have leading expertise in attracting private sector investment and management skills in ways that support and complement National and Local Government needs.
- Market Modelling
We are a leader in market analysis and market modelling. We can provide high level analysis and detailed modelling of the GB and global power markets. Our services in this area include expansion planning, operational planning, dispatch and techno economic modelling, analysis of electricity generation markets and transmission systems and technical regulation issues in electricity markets.
We combine their experience of private sector participation, financing and regulation to design innovative solutions for cost saving outsourcing. We design governance and contractual structures and provide implementation through drafting the support documentation.
- Implementation of IPPs
We advise Governments and State Utilities on the introduction of IPPs. We undertake the bidding, negotiating and letting of IPP projects as well as advising on the underlying policy and procurement strategy.
- Implementation of Private Sector Participation in Utilities
In addition to outright sale we work extensively with concessions, management contracts, Lease-Operate-Transfer (LOT) and Rehabilitate-Operate-Transfer (ROT). We implement those strategies through preparation of bid documents, evaluation procedures and negotiations with bidders.
- Project Development
We support project developers with a full range of services from concept through to financial close. We have worked on some of the largest power and gas projects as well as some of the smallest. Our team’s experience covers most types of generation and energy transportation.
- Due Diligence, Bankable Documents, Feasibility Studies and Valuation
We provide services in due diligence, evaluating contracts and market developments as well as extensive expertise in reviewing contracts. Our market analysis and price forecasting capability is used to support financial evaluations of proposed transactions. The team maintains a significant capability for financial and economic modelling.