• Investors

    Renewable Energy and Smart Power Opportunities

  • Governments

    Secure and Affordable Renewable Energy Deployment

  • Big picture strategy

About

New Resource Partners is a boutique advisory supporting institutions and investors in the transition from conventional energy to renewables.

Our job is to help our clients benefit from renewable energy. To drive investment in renewable energy, governments must identify and dismantle barriers in their energy markets. Investors meanwhile need to understand which markets offer the greatest opportunities, where the risks lie, and how these will affect their business.

We believe the transition from fossil fuels to renewables will accelerate. Opportunities vary according to local resources, energy demand, internal and external energy costs, and existing infrastructure to name but a few.

These factors, and trade-offs among strategic objectives such as affordability, sustainability and energy resilience, create complexity as well as a diversity of opportunities. Our deep understanding of policy, market and technical aspects is essential in the de-risking of renewables deployment.

Capabilities

New Resource Partners is at the forefront of practical, real-world renewable energy strategy development and risk assessment. With more than 25 years of renewable energy experience, including work in India, Latin America, Japan, and Europe, our team has developed a number of services to appraise and improve opportunities for renewable energy deployment in all kinds of electricity markets.

Electricity Sector Risk Appraisals

It is often the case that willingness to invest is not matched by investor confidence in the risk profile. Particularly in the developing world, a gap persists between the due diligence done for a specific investment project, and understanding of underlying geopolitical aspects. Between these two strata lie risk factors relating to infrastructure, market design, policy and a host of others. Our energy market risk and project risk appraisal services are designed ensure that investments to not sink into the unknown.

Smart Power Project Origination

NRP works with financial institutions to advise large investors on emerging smart power infrastructure investment opportunities in Europe. These include cross-border interconnectors, including sub-sea cables, storage projects, and demand response aggregators. These assets underpin dynamic, modern power systems. They feature a range of different revenue streams, and offer optionality to their owners and to the power system at a time when flexibility is increasingly important

Renewables Deployment Strategy

Governments may be willing to deploy renewables, and the benefits may be clear, but securing investment requires strong and consistent strategy. We help governments to identify what they need to do in order to see their renewable energy ambitions realised. Often in the form of strategy “roadmaps”, we develop an A to Z of coherent actions to scale-up deployment, including finance, policy design, project development, and grid integration.

 

System Integration of Renewables

Myths and misinformation continue to circulate regarding the challenges inherent in integrating the output of wind and solar power in existing power systems. Such technologies feature extensively in several European countries, but their secure operation remains misunderstood where deployment is nascent. We provide analysis of what challenges renewables will bring and how these can be addressed. We also provide capacity building for system operators to prepare them for the operational challenges they will encounter.

Experience

We work in many markets with many different types of client, all with one thing in common: a desire to see the cost effective and profitable deployment of renewable energy. Some recent and non-confidential examples of work are described here.

Indian Renewable Energy Roadmap 2030

Serious challenges remain before the achievement of Indian targets for renewable energy. The roadmap addresses obstacles in the design and operation of electricity grids and markets, renewable and wider energy policy, and the investment environment. These are addressed for the sub-continent as a whole, with case study focus on Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan among others.

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- Indian Renewable Energy Roadmap 2030

Market Integration of Variable Renewables

New Resource Partners has prepared analysis for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the US Government, as part of the Clean Ministerial Process. This consisted of detailed case studies pertaining to the successes and remaining obstacles in the integration of variable output renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power in European grid networks and power markets.

www.nrel.gov

- Market Integration of Variable Renewables

Market Integration of Variable Renewables

New Resource Partners has conducted a number of power market surveys for the International Energy Agency to build understanding of the characteristics of power systems and markets that hinder or enable the reliable and economic integration of variable renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind power. Case studies markets include Japan, India, Brazil, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

www.iea.org

- Market Integration of Variable Renewables

The Wind Energy How2Guide

New Resource Partners supported the International Energy Agency in the development and drafting of its How2Guide for Wind Energy, the first in a new series of publications by the IEA. The How2Guide draws on the IEA Wind Energy Technology Roadmap as well as on insights gained from industry and government stakeholders during the drafting of the publication itself.

www.iea.org

- The Wind Energy How2Guide

Investment Origination

New Resource Partners worked with Local Partnerships to design a project to attract public investment into renewable energy projects in UK urban areas. The project focused on the development of an investment pipeline, assessing potential investment segments & projects, and capacity building of institutions.

www.localpartnerships.org.uk

- Investment Origination

Investment Origination

New Resource Partners is engaged with R20 – Regions of Climate Action in the identification of renewable electricity investment opportunities across West and Central Africa. Principal activities include appraisal of electricity market and project development risk, and the development of tools and roadmaps for governments to reduce barriers to renewable energy deployment.

- Investment Origination

Government Capacity Building

New Resource Partners has provided a series of lectures to officials of developing economy governments as part of the International Energy Agency’s training programme for non-member countries of the OECD. Principal topics have included renewable energy technology, recent policy design and best practice, and the system and market integration of these technologies.

www.iea.org

- Government Capacity Building

Renewable Energy Strategy for Gibraltar

New Resource Partners has assisted the Government of Gibraltar in developing a cogent strategy for renewable energy, and is engaged in assisting the government with the deployment of power plants in line with its targets for 2020 and beyond. The strategy highlights opportunities for near-term deployment of renewable energy, and maps out long-term deployment, reconciling environmental, cost, reliability, and energy security criteria.

www.gibraltar.gov.gi

- Renewable Energy Strategy for Gibraltar

Team

Hugo Chandler

Director

Hugo Chandler has worked with the renewable energy industry and with governments active in the field for fifteen years, in Europe, India, China and elsewhere. Initially solely on renewables, his focus is now on the wider electricity sector, and in particular on increasing the ability of countries, regions and cities to accommodate ever larger shares of renewable energy.

Hugo led analysis of grid and market integration of renewables at the International Energy Agency (IEA) until 2012, and was the agency’s lead on wind energy. Prior to that, Hugo established the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy and led research policy at the European Wind Energy Association in Brussels. Earlier positions included research in the House of Commons in London and the OSCE in Copenhagen, and engineering at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Hugo holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. He co-founded New Resource Partners in 2012.

hugo@newresourcepartners.com
+44 (0)7771 873 777

Nick Gibbins

Director

Nick Gibbins has worked in government and the private sector in policy making and consultancy since 2000. Previous to co-founding New Resource Partners in 2012 he was part of Jones Lang LaSalle’s European sustainability consultancy, leading projects advising global investors on energy efficiency and renewable energy within their property portfolios.

Prior to that Nick held various positions within UK government involving the development and implementation of environmental policy, embedding sustainability into the lending strategies of EU public banks, and advising on the incorporation of renewable energy into urban master plans. He was also involved in the establishment of the London Mayor’s office. Nick holds an MSc in International Relations and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

nick@newresourcepartners.com
+44 (0)7791 083 482

John Tidmarsh

Senior Advisor

John brings expertise in sustainable infrastructure investment, including in the developing world, from more than 20 years of venture capital, private equity investment, and investment banking, with strong experience in the development of innovative climate finance products. John is also Chief Investment Officer of R20, working to deliver bankable green infrastructure projects to investors. He has been instrumental in creating a number of self-financing project development platforms including the 1GW West and Central African Renewable Energy Initiative, in partnership with corporations and investors. John has a BA (Hons), MA and MBA from the University of Cambridge.

john@newresourcepartners.com

Simon Cordery

Senior Advisor

Simon has over 25 years of development and management experience across the renewable energy, clean tech, environmental and property sectors in Europe and the United States. He has delivered solutions and led businesses across solar, wind, biomass, hydro and grid service generation with companies including private client offices, Tamar Energy, Savills Energy and the World Bank. Simon currently supports clients at a strategic board level with a keen interest in the disruptive challenges presented by the shift underway to distributed low carbon energy generation. Simon holds a BA from Dartmouth College, USA, and an MSc in Environmental Resource Management from Kings College, London.

simon@newresourcepartners.com

Career Opportunities

We are looking for interns to undertake energy market analysis.  Applicants must have at least MSc. or equivalent level training and preferably practical experience.

For further information please send an inquiry to info@newresourcepartners.com

Contact

Nick Gibbins
+44/0 7791 083 482 / Skype: nmgibbins

Hugo Chandler
+44/0 7771 873 777 Skype: hugochandler1

Office
+44/0 207 287 1288

Address
27 Danemere Street, London SW15 1LT, United Kingdom

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