Within Energy and Infrastructure, Portfolio Performance (also described as Investment Performance or Asset Performance and Analysis) refers to the oversight of a portfolio of physical assets, often at group level.
Business Development is a term associated with growth and sales. In the context of Renewable Energy, Business Development is the practice of identifying opportunities, both Greenfield and Brownfield (Origination) and progressing them along the typical path of development
Financial modelling is process of developing a mathematical model designed to represent a simplified version of the performance of a financial asset or portfolio of a business, project, or any other investment.
The most important difference from other forms of trading is that electricity is produced and consumed instantly. At a national level, electricity cannot be stored, so demand and supply must constantly be balanced in real time. This requirement has led to a significantly different market design compared to other traded commodities.
Traditionally, there are three phases to the life of a Renewable Energy asset – Development, Build and Operations. Commercial Management features across all three (as does Technical) with different priorities at each stage.
Project Delivery encompasses the stages of physically building an Energy Asset. This can only begin once the land has been chosen, funding secured, designs signed-off etc. Project Delivery therefore covers the construction phase, to commissioning, to the point of energisation.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is the final project stage of an asset, that comes in to play once the construction comes to an end and the site is ready for energisation.
O&M specifically refers to the operational function of a physical energy asset. Anyone involved within the Operations and Maintenance phase will look at the technical ‘on the ground’ functioning of the asset, with a focus on optimisation and reliability.