Planning energy for a sustainable world
Ricardo specialises in providing innovative, practical and deliverable solutions for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power sector. Team members have particular strengths in power sector investment planning; renewable electricity and heat; energy storage; transmission, distribution and smart grids; community energy; international electricity markets; and industry regulation.
The strength of our team lies in our ability to combine strategic, financial / economic and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service to public and private sector clients around the world.
Our specialists have expertise in the business and technical issues involved in connecting renewable and conventional energy technologies into existing energy networks – whether large hydropower schemes, conventional thermal power stations or dispersed generation projects, such as wind farms and biomass-fired plants. They also provide world-leading smart-grid solutions to help clients implement networks that are intelligently integrating generation, storage and demand in real-time, while protecting the network assets.
We also provide technical and economic advice to utility companies and regulators in areas such as investment planning, cost of service studies, tariff design and the development of transmission charges to facilitate power trading.