When Link formed in 1994, deregulation was a key market driver of growth, mergers, and acquisitions. Today "Greener" energy (and we include next-gen nuclear) is fueling growth and innovation in the energy industry. LINK's added-value in today's energy market centers on four areas:
This is an attractive alternative for some clients who are having difficulty enacting positive change in their organization. A "new" operator is often inherently in a better position to leverage improved relationships with vendors, employees, and other stakeholders. In such a role, LINK would develop its Transition Plan focused on achievement of the client's objectives, and would base its compensation on achievement of Key Performance Indicators.
"Greener" technologies cover an exceedingly wide spectrum - - beyond wind and solar of course to include biofuels, gasification of wastes, biomass-to-energy - - and even cleaner-coal and nuclear (e.g. SMRs) can be considered as greener. LINK not only understands the various technologies and the relative sustainability of each from a life-cycle perspective, but also has hands-on experience.
The economics of a large number of highly-leveraged energy facilities have changed, resulting in costs and revenues out of sync with their pro formas. Fuel availability and cost volatility make decisions difficult. While many owners are considering the sale of these distressed assets, buyers are not yet seeing fire-sale prices. LINK assists clients in assessing operational, process, and people risks versus opportunities inherent in energy facilities. LINK can act in an advisory role, or can assume full accountability for the desired outcomes. LINK’s experience is an upfront risk mitigation strategy to counterbalance the complex factors in assessing the overall economics of a facility acquisition.
OSHA Regulatory impact on a US Domestic Energy Plant is tremendous. Not only the initial cost of equipment, but the administrative tasks which create auditable historic records which must be maintained. These tasks from the critical to the mundane must be understood and completed because ignorance of the law is not an excuse with OSHA. LINK helps clients identify compliance gaps thru system, process, and record analysis then provides total compliance action plans with the personnel to help implement it. Clients in compliance...with LINK!
•Safety Audits & Analysis
•OSHA VPP [Voluntary Protection Program Certification]
•Safety PM Program
•Site & Personal Safety Equiment
•Safety Records Management
Most energy facilities are searching for cost reductions and performance improvements in an already lean environment, with workforces that are often less than motivated - - and with minimal capital investment. Whether its syncing technology with process, developing the team, or building operational process infrastructure, LINK provides clients an understanding of the many options for performance or cost improvement that are correct for their facility combined with the ability to implement these across a diverse workforce.
•Sustainability for Utilities
•Sustainability for Business and Industry