Energy, water resource management, waste management, as well as environmental protection and preservation schemes exhibit dynamic trends and, therefore, complex challenges due to their direct relation to development, as expressed through growth and competitiveness rates.
Increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources is of crucial importance. Companies around the globe encounter today’s challenges such as the changing energy generation mix and efforts to de-carbonize, securing fuel and supply at reasonable prices, comply with global regulations on emissions and optimizing operational efficiency and customer service.
Climate change is threatening today’s world by destabilizing fragile balances created over centuries among country’s natural resources; thus, limiting the effects of climate change is on the priority list of governments and private companies. Minimizing energy imports, securing fresh water resources and protecting the natural environment through a sustainable waste management system are core business concerns of many institutions.
Water, once an abundant natural resource, is becoming a more valuable commodity due to droughts and overuse. Awareness of the global importance of preserving water for ecosystem services has recently emerged, after loosing more than half of the world’s wetlands during the 20th century, along with their valuable environmental impact. Increasing urbanization pollutes clean water supplies and much of the world still does not have access to clean, safe water, while energy-hungry desalination is becoming more widely used.
With so many companies and governments looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption, manage their water resources, wastewater, emissions and solid wastes — because of cost, environmental concerns or the need to comply with regulations, the investments in projects that deliver on those needs keep being large and further growing.
PLANET offers world-recognized consulting services related to the economics of environmental policies in the fields of climate change, air quality, water quality, and other environmental, health, and safety areas. We have particular expertise in assisting clients with environmental strategy, litigation and compliance. Using sophisticated proprietary and non-proprietary economic models, our experts have evaluated a wide range of environmental policies, particularly related to energy and climate change. We also have extensive experience evaluating the economic impacts of a wide variety of government policies and infrastructure investments.
Having developed in-depth understanding of prevailing conditions in this modern environment, PLANET has an active role in the identification and development of proper key drivers with potential to satisfy complex needs. This is emphatically demonstrated by an integrated range of services to public sector authorities and private sector enterprises in the preparation, implementation and management of large-scale interventions in the energy, water and environment sectors, addressing the needs of:
- Central and Local Government Authorities responsible for policy/ strategy formulation and implementation
- Public and private energy, water supply and waste management companies
- Energy and water production and distribution companies
- Renewable energy technology businesses
- Regulatory Authorities
- Construction enterprises
- Investment Funds and Financial Institutions
- Private sector
The services provided, involving both technical and business consulting disciplines, address all phases of programme / project life cycle, from Feasibility, Preparatory & Special Studies and Design / Tender Management to Project, Contract and/or Construction Management. On top, PLANET provides a full range of Technical Advisory Services, from sectorial strategies / policies and regulatory and pricing schemes to preparation of PPP & Concession schemes and the provision of Independent Engineer / Certifier (IE/IC) or Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA) services.
Our services to enterprises of this sector extend to Strategy & Finance, including Corporate Strategy & Business Planning, Integrated Restructuring, Privatisation Advisory and Corporate & Project Finance, as well as to Performance Improvement through Operations Improvement, Organisational Restructuring, Capacity Building, HR Management and Change Management. We are also covering our Clients’ ICT needs by providing ICT Strategy services, Architecture Design, Information & Systems Security, IT Programme / Project Management and selected IT solutions.
PLANET boasts a highly successful, proven track record in the provision of value-adding services in projects worldwide, spanning from preparation to implementation and management of medium and large-scale interventions.