Grid Cloud Solutions Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GRDC) is pleased to report that the Company has expanded its Renewable Energy development division by adding two integral services to their current offerings. Environmental Assessment (EA) Management services and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services are now offered to RE developers, municipalities, communities, private sector proponents, utility companies and government agencies involved in the development and deployment of Renewable Energy (RE) systems.
Grid Cloud Chief Technology Officer Dr. Luc Duchesne comments, "The RE sector has become one of the fastest growing industries in North America. In the maturation of any industry, opportunities arise quickly for those companies able to fulfill increasing market demand in a reliable, professional manner." Dr. Duchesne continues, "In response to repeated requests, we are expanding our team and offerings to meet our clients' growing needs."
Environmental Assessment Impact Studies for RE Projects
In North America's fastest growing RE market, Ontario, the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) is a step wise, mandatory planning process used for the evaluation and approval process of various RE projects such as ground mount solar farms (above 500KW), wind turbine farms, the construction of biomass power producing plants and other classifications of electrical generation and power transmission facilities.
All EA's will be managed by a senior team member and may involve outsourcing terrestrial and aquatic biologists, hydrogeologists and/or environmental engineers. Public consultation is managed by an environmental planner. In addition, the company will engage its civil engineers to provide clients with complete process expertise.
Under the guidance of a Senior Ecologist, the team will conduct full environmental impact studies, to help developers speed up the project development process. The Senior Ecologist will provide full support by interacting with local conservation authorities and/or the Ministry of Northern Mines and Natural Resources, in an effort to align government mandated policies and regulations with project requirements.
To date, Grid Cloud has submitted Offer of Services for 5 EA projects, for a total cash value of $1.5 M in potential gross revenues. If successful, contract work will commence as early as March 2011.
Engineering, Procurement & Construction Services for RE Projects
The Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) process of a RE project entails designing the installation, procuring the necessary materials, and constructing the project. The skilled process is an integral part of any power plant and can significantly affect a project's bottom line.
Under the guidance of their Civil Engineer, the team will provide EPC services for the development and deployment of solar parks, wind farms and biomass energy producing facilities.
About Grid Cloud Solutions Inc.
Grid Cloud Solutions Inc. offers comprehensive design, development and management services to the Biomass, Solar Thermal & PV and Wind energy industry. The Company brings decades of consulting experience to Federal and Provincial governments globally.
In conjunction, the company develops its own Renewable Energy projects, utilizing best in class, in house services.
For more information please visit: www.gridcs.com.