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Overview

GPEKS is specialized in providing services relating to clean and renewable energy projects. We can assess and help develop residential, commercial, industrial or institutional projects in Canada or internationally.

ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORT (En Français)

GPEKS offers various services to assist with feasibility analysis or for the development of vehicle electrification projects. For the latest, we provide services to companies that want to establish themselves in this new business area. This includes either industrial companies that want to propose new vehicle technologies, or commercial fleet operators such as taxi fleets, bus fleets, municipal fleets, sanitation fleets (i.e. garbage/refuse trucks), companies that operate local delivery fleets or vehicles, etc.

Feasibility Analysis and Due Diligence:

  • Technological analysis
    • Various alternative options for:
      • Light duty vehicles,
      • Pickup trucks and vans
      • Transit or coach or school buses
      • Utility vehicles (i.e. refuse trucks, yard vehicles...)
    • What vehicles in a fleet represent the most advantageous to convert to electric vehicles based on routes and usage patterns
    • Technical electric infrastructure upgrade requirements and cost
  • Economic analysis
    • Cost of technically viable alternative electric vehicles options
    • Detailed analysis of potential fuel and maintenance savings
    • Evaluation of future battery replacement costs
    • Assessment of end of life residual value of electric vehicle option versus conventional vehicle
    • Economic impact of leasing versus other financing options
    • Research of various financial incentives available
  • Regulatory Analysis
    •  What are the non-financial incentives such as for example access to bus/taxi car pool lanes…
    •  Impact of GHG regulations
    •  Local compliance regulations (non-idling laws..)
    •  Provincial and Federal (i.e. Transport Canada) other compliance regulations applicable for new vehicles or electric conversions
    •  What new measures may support the adoption of electric vehicles?
  • Environmental Analysis
    • Quantification of possible reductions in GHG thanks to the electric vehicle conversions
    • Possible reduction in other pollutants (NOX and SOX…)
    • Value of other environmental benefits (noise, health)
  • Organizational Analysis
    • Acceptability of new vehicle by user
    • Question of new vehicle maintenance: who will maintain the new EVs, strategies to handle the maintenance
    • Options for how the financing can be structured: evaluation of various models (i.e. Model where EV batteries only are Leased and rest of vehicle is financed with traditional loan or from equity)
    • Is there enough support from within the organization (question of availability of qualified personnel to handle project, appropriate facilities (i.e. Workshop, recharging infrastructure) or champions (i.e. does the project fit within the corporate culture/goals, level support from management/boar of directors/municipal council…)
  • Risk Analysis
    • Qualitative analysis of key technical, technological, regulatory, economic and other risks
    • Quantitative analysis of risks
    • Sensitivity analysis based on critical input variables such as fuel cost, distance driven, scenarios of vehicle alternatives
  • Recommendations
    • Summary of best opportunities alternatives, cost, savings, and measure that would need to be taken to implement electrification projects

RENEWABLE ENERGY

We provide assistance to developers and various types of commercial, industrial or institutional energy users and cover a complete range of technologies.   

Renewable & Clean Energy Project Development:

  • Solar photovoltaic (off grid and grid connected)
  • Electric vehicles for public and corporate fleets
  • Solar water heating (solar domestic hot water, commercial and industrial applications, solar hydronic floor heating)
  • Bioenergy projects (district heating, biogas)
  • Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration and Trigeneration)
  • Ground source heat pumps (residential, commercial/institutional)
  • Residential or commercial wind (from small residential wind turbines to large wind farms)
  • Small and Mini hydro (up to about 50 MW)
  • Solar air heating (pre-ventilation, process heat)

     Renewable Energy Project Services

    • Pre-feasibility studies (larger renewable energy projects)
      • Site assessment
      • Resource assessment (wind, solar, biomass, ground source heat)
      • Technical feasibility
      • Due diligence
      • Full scope feasibility studies (technical, organizational, environmental, economic..)
      • Financial feasibility
      • Option analysis
      • Preliminary design
      • Computer technical/economic modelling analysis with tools such as RETScreen, Homer Energy Pro, System Advisor Model, and many others 
      • Detailed cost estimates
      • Engineering diagrams
      • Financial engineering
      • Report preparation
      • Project engineering
      • Training of project resources
    • Project Development
      • Assistance with sourcing and structuring financing
      • Procurement of equipment
      • Sourcing of equipment and assistance to setup agreements with suppliers
      • Negociations of energy contracts and PPAs with uptakers
      • Dealings with regulators to obtain all compliance permits
      • Training and certifcation of installers for quality assurance

    Click here to see a sample of some of the projects that GPEKS has been involved with.