Renewable Energy

We bring specialist expertise to the renewable energy sector, collaborating with our clients and partners to reduce carbon emissions and deliver efficient and cost-effective systems for a broad range of renewable projects and technologies.

Our expertise includes grid connection studies, substation design, policy and sector planning, carbon services, load forecasting models, and long-term generation planning using simulation and dynamic programming techniques.

We have extensive experience in Owner’s Engineer and Detail Design roles for renewable energy projects including solar farms, wind farms and hydro power plants, providing grid connection studies, regulatory assistance and substation design.

We have delivered stand-alone and grid-tie photovoltaic and solar thermal projects, ‘water to wire’ services on mini and micro-hydro projects, geothermal power plants and generation facilities.

At SMEC, we actively promote the value of community participation in the renewable energy planning process, and regularly manage stakeholder communications and facilitate discussion groups.

Our specialised renewable energy services cover the fields of:

  • Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and hybrid systems
  • Wind energy
  • Geothermal
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Landfill gas
  • Biofuel production