Planning energy for a sustainable world

Ricardo supports clients to decarbonise their use of energy. The transition from using fossil fuels for generating electricity, provision of low carbon heat and decarbonisation of transport affect all areas of our energy systems.  

Our experts specialise in providing innovative, practical and deliverable expertise, with particular emphasis on: 

  • Electricity infrastructure.
  • Heating & cooling infrastructure.
  • Transport energy infrastructure.
  • Local energy systems. 

We provide our expertise to a wide range of customers including:

  • Energy users in the domestic, industrial, commercial and public sectors, from airports to heavy industry.
  • Energy producers, distributers and retailers.
  • Manufacturers, owners and operators in automotive, rail and marine transport.
  • Regulators and policy makers.
  • Investors, including commercial and development banks.

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.

The map below shows selection of our global project locations. Clients benefit from our global reach and experience delivering innovative energy system solutions.

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 embedded  generation projects, such as combined heat & power, wind and solar farms and biomass-fired plants.  

We provide technical and economic advice across all sectors covering zero and low carbon technologies, fuel type, including emerging technologies such as, hydrogen, heat pumps, anaerobic digestion, gasification and pyrolysis. 

In the past 10 years we have worked with over half of the FTSE 100 businesses, providing advice on cutting energy costs and carbon emissions.  We are the consultant of choice for these organisations because of the strength of our track record combined with our experience in providing support for governments.

We provide world-leading smart-grid solutions to help clients implement networks that are intelligently integrating generation, storage and demand in real-time, while protecting network assets. Our advice includes commercial analysis, on investment returns and energy tariffs, as well as due diligence for vendors and buyers of energy assets and new technology.

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.

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