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Renewables Technical Advisory Services

UL offers technical advisory services to help you weigh the returns of your renewable energy project against the inherent technical risks.

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Identifying and mitigating renewables investment risks

Investing in a renewable energy project or portfolio is a complex endeavor that requires an extensive evaluation effort. Understanding the inherent technical risks of a project is a critical facet of this effort, and the conclusions of this evaluation will allow you to ultimately decide if the return is worth the risk.

Our engineers work in lockstep with you and maintain regular communication as we evaluate your project. With millions of dollars on the line, you can’t afford to have questions go unanswered. 

UL technical advisory services for renewable energy projects include:

Energy resource

  • Operational energy production reports (EPRs)
  • Pre-construction EPRs
  • Third-party review of pre-construction EPRs
  • Preliminary layout and energy assessment
  • Wake effects
  • Site review
  • SCADA analysis


  • Turbine technology review
  • OEM-specific known issues
  • Site suitability assessment
  • Assessment of 25-year life
  • System control centers

Balance of plant (BOP) design

  • Civil and geotechnical review
  • Electrical design review

Warranty and O&M review

  • Turbine supply agreements
  • BOP construction agreements
  • O&M agreements
  • OPEX costs

Environmental and permitting

Site visits

Lifetime extension services

  • Design useful life (DUL)
  • Remaining useful life (RUL) determination
  • OPEX forecast beyond design life
  • Operation plan optimization

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