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Advisory and Managed Services
A Complete Suite of Project Acquisition, Development and Management Services
ArcStar provides investment and acquisition advisory and transaction management services including investment valuation, due diligence and managed transaction closing services to project owners, equity investors, lenders and asset operators.

An energy generation plant is a long-term asset investment. Initial decisions regarding the site, the system and the investment structure have long-term consequences. ArcStar's expertise, sophisticated financial tools and investment-grade methodologies ensure maximum energy production and investment returns over the 30+ year life of these assets.

Site Quality and Control: The Foundation of all Energy Projects
Whether acquiring sites for development or investing in an operating asset, the quality of the site and the quality of the site control agreements are equally criticial to the ultimate success and asset value of project, its cost of capital and returns to the investor.

This is true in both utility scale and commercial renewable energy projects. To excel in this core component of renewable energy services requires specialized technical, legal and finance expertise and lots of experience. ArcStar has conducted due diligence and secured site control agreements in hundreds of projects throughout the Americas. We are expert in:
  • Conducting surveys to document all physical characteristics of the site relating to energy development.
  • Quantifying the energy production potential of the site.
  • Assessing utility interconnection capacity, proximity and costs.
  • Identifying the development and permitting processes, cost, risks and timelines.
  • Securing the site under investment grade access, leasing or purchase agreements.

Project Pro Formas, Valuations and Financial Analysis: The Basis for Investment
Investment-grade financial models with detailed scenario analysis capabilities which include:
  • Development costs
  • System costs
  • Energy production and system degradation
  • Operating expenses
  • Incentive, tax and depreciation impacts
  • Optimal capital structure
  • Pro Forma Income Statement
  • Pro Forma Cash Flow
  • Pro Forma Balance Sheet
  • Discounted forward cash flows and residual asset values

System and Service Contracting: Maximizing Performance and Value
Advisory or fully managed:
  • Site and system layouts
  • System design
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracting
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contracting
  • Warranties and Service Level Agreement contracting

Implementation Oversight: Execution, On time and On Budget
Advisory or fully managed:
  • Permits and authorizations (land, environmental, construction, etc.)
  • Utility bid process management
  • Owners representative and project management
  • Interconnection management
  • Community and landowner relations

Asset Management: Maximizing Energy Production and Investment Returns
Advisory or fully managed:
  • Special Purpose Entity (SPE) formation and administration
  • System performance metrics and reporting
  • System management and administration (O&M and Warranty)
  • Vendor service level management
  • Revenue billing and collections
  • General accounting
  • Legal and tax management
  • Insurance sourcing and administration
  • Investor relations and reporting