SQ Consult's renewable and clean fossil experts combine three key skills:
- technical knowledge which allows for an accurate assessment of technologies' degree of maturity.
- economic modelling for the realisation of scenarios and price curves.
- legal and regulatory expertise to not only analyse regulatory frameworks and policies but also anticipate on changes.
We have witnessed an increasingly fluid regulatory environment for renewables and clean fossils, leading to yearly changes to subsidy schemes and policies. Project developers struggle to assess the risks involved as policy makers strive to strike a balance between economic rationale and the need for energy transition.
SQ Consult works at different level of the chain. We advise public customers either in the design phase of their policy-plans (provinces, municipalities) or during the evaluation (European Commission, Evaluation of the Energy Services Directive).
We assist the private sector with portfolio analysis and risk diagnosis, provide market and technology benchmarks. We can also provide benchmarks accross different regions for investors looking to expand their business presence.
Our regulatory support experts have up-to-date knowledge as well as a strong opinion of how markets will and should develop. They combine expertise in administrative, energy and competition law in different countries and can advise customers at all levels of the chain.
SQ Consult has worked extensively in the area of renewable energies with a strong focus on biomass, as evidenced by our work in developing the national bioenergy plan for Lebanon. We have worked among others with multilateral institutions such as IADB, AfDB and UNDP.
In the Netherlands, UK and in Spain, we have advised venture capitalists, banks and traders on the expected evolutions in regulatory frameworks. SQ Consult has assisted a North-West European utility in developing an in-house model for the company's generation renewables portfolio, reassessing its value under different scenarios for renewable and carbon policies.
In France, Latin America and in the Netherlands, we have assisted renewable energy developers with their projects, helping them assess risks and opportunities associated with different subsidy schemes.