Services

Supporting your Low-carbon Transition

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Concept development and screening

Many of our engagement start at the concept and screening phase. Whether seeking ideas to decarbonize existing infrastructure, design a low-carbon neighbourhood, or structure a new utility, we have tools to help clients define goals, establish context, identify options and create shortlists for further study or development. Our approach is equal parts science and art.

Our BEST Advisory

Communities and developers face a dizzying array of choices for low-carbon buildings or neighborhoods. Reshape commissioned OPEN Technologies to develop our Building Envelope & Energy Systems Trade-off (BEST) Visualization Tool to help clients identify the optimal mix of building envelope performance and low-carbon energy supplies for their projects. BEST can also be used to inform policy development.

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Feasibility studies and business cases

We lead or support multidisciplinary teams in preparing compelling feasibility studies and business cases. In addition to project management, Reshape typically leads the financial, economic and greenhouse gas analysis, using a mix of quantitative and qualitative frameworks. Our models are tailored to the stage and needs of the assignment, including available information. We are known for our creative approach to scenario and risk analysis. We are experienced in private and public sector evaluation, as well as public-private partnerships. Our role often extends to strategic issues such as ownership and delivery models, pricing strategies, risk allocation and management, and implementation plans. Our results are packaged in clear, visual reports and presentations.

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Feasibility studies and business cases

We lead or support multidisciplinary teams in preparing compelling feasibility studies and business cases. In addition to project management, Reshape typically leads the financial, economic and greenhouse gas analysis, using a mix of quantitative and qualitative frameworks. Our models are tailored to the stage and needs of the assignment, including available information. We are known for our creative approach to scenario and risk analysis. We are experienced in private and public sector evaluation, as well as public-private partnerships. Our role often extends to strategic issues such as ownership and delivery models, pricing strategies, risk allocation and management, and implementation plans. Our results are packaged in clear, visual reports and presentations.

Business models, strategy, planning and renewal

We help clients develop and implement innovative business models to deliver new infrastructure or services. This can include setting up a new venture or securing a partner. We also help existing utilities with strategy, planning and renewal, including low-carbon transition strategies for existing infrastructure.

Business models, strategy, planning and renewal

We help clients develop and implement innovative business models to deliver new infrastructure or services. This can include setting up a new venture or securing a partner. We also help existing utilities with strategy, planning and renewal, including low-carbon transition strategies for existing infrastructure.

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Rate setting and regulatory approvals

We help utilities or end users design and negotiate rates, including performance-based rates. We also assist clients with regulatory approvals for new capital projects and/or rates. We have deep experience with utility commissions and have also prepared expert testimony for clients.

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Rate setting and regulatory approvals

We help utilities or end users design and negotiate rates, including performance-based rates. We also assist clients with regulatory approvals for new capital projects and/or rates. We have deep experience with utility commissions and have also prepared expert testimony for clients.

Negotiation of agreements

Many of our engagements to develop business cases or business models lead to supporting the negotiation of definitive agreements. These may include infrastructure development agreements; partnership agreements; service agreements; fuel supply contracts; and lease agreements. We often collaborate with lawyers, accountants and other disciplines to ensure agreements reflect key business terms, including risk allocation and performance requirements. We are known for creative design of contract terms, and our collaborative and win-win approach.

Negotiation of agreements

Many of our engagements to develop business cases or business models lead to supporting the negotiation of definitive agreements. These may include infrastructure development agreements; partnership agreements; service agreements; fuel supply contracts; and lease agreements. We often collaborate with lawyers, accountants and other disciplines to ensure agreements reflect key business terms, including risk allocation and performance requirements. We are known for creative design of contract terms, and our collaborative and win-win approach.

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Due diligence and transaction support

We provide due diligence and transaction support for acquisitions or partnerships, often as part of multidisciplinary transaction teams. Our role has included reviewing financial performance; preparing forecasts and market outlooks; identifying low-carbon transition and growth strategies; assessing regulatory issues; negotiating transaction terms or partnerships agreements; and supporting regulatory approvals.

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Due diligence and transaction support

We provide due diligence and transaction support for acquisitions or partnerships, often as part of multidisciplinary transaction teams. Our role has included reviewing financial performance; preparing forecasts and market outlooks; identifying low-carbon transition and growth strategies; assessing regulatory issues; negotiating transaction terms or partnerships agreements; and supporting regulatory approvals.

Owner or customer representative

We sometimes act as the owner or customer representative in negotiations for service contracts, supply contracts, project delivery, regulatory proceedings, or grant applications.

Owner or customer representative

We sometimes act as the owner or customer representative in negotiations for service contracts, supply contracts, project delivery, regulatory proceedings, or grant applications.

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Policy and market development

We provide research, analysis, advice and outreach for governments, industry or community stakeholders seeking to create policies and markets for sustainable energy and infrastructure. We have worked on everything from carbon-based green building policies to renewable portfolio standards for gas and electricity, from credit trading systems for green heat to policies and commercial arrangements to create markets for waste heat.

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Policy and market development

We provide research, analysis, advice and outreach for governments, industry or community stakeholders seeking to create policies and markets for sustainable energy and infrastructure. We have worked on everything from carbon-based green building policies to renewable portfolio standards for gas and electricity, from credit trading systems for green heat to policies and commercial arrangements to create markets for waste heat.