LEEF Technologies is an advisor and investor in projects that employ innovative business models and technologies in the clean energy and transport sectors. People at LEEF have a long-term experience in the energy and finance sectors and their mission is to bring cutting edge technologies and practices to the local market.
The clean technology sector is known for its versatility, owing to its emergent nature, lack of firm rules and involvement of many new companies from around the world. Rather than trying to encompass the whole sector, LEEF works in partnerships with industrial companies, financial institutions, developers as well as government, sourcing the best available solutions and insights. Our strength lies in aligning the ambitions and interests of individual stakeholders to deliver complete projects to our clients and investors.
Projects that LEEF is focusing on typically include technologies/applications from the following areas:
To investors – owners/managers of commercial, industrial, public and residential buildings
The entire development chain or its parts:
feasibility study - project design - organization - permitting - financing - tendering - construction supervision
To start-ups and their investors as well as companies wishing to innovate their business
To utilities and other energy market suppliers
Evaluation of growth options of power retail business in combination with non-commodity products and services. An estimate of the way of the Czech market adaptation to the global trends: a massive expansion of distributed power sources, on site and distribution grid energy storage, related IT services.
Market projections for B2B segments, including public and SME, for distributed generation (PV, small CHP), EPC projects, lighting, advisory services etc. Potential of Demand Side Management and Virtual Power Plants. Opportunities in combining commodity and non-commodity sales. Company organization; Sales-Delivery processes respecting the highly differentiated products/services; growth potential through partnerships and acquisitions.
Electricity market segmentation by the type of metering, consumption volume, type of consumer (industry, services, households etc.) and geography. Margins, loyalty and on-site generation developments (history and prospects). Characteristics of the key players.
A series of studies including an introduction to opportunities in the energy efficiency markets from the viewpoint of technology and market segments; prioritization based on market potential, profitability and market entry difficulties. An interpretation of the Energy Efficiency Directive, risks and opportunities of the “alternative scheme” and cost estimates and conditions of profitability of the most usual energy efficiency measures.
A geographical overview of the municipal wastes situation. A summary of existing studies. An assessment of the large incineration model vs. separation-recycling-MBT model. Technologies overview. Feasibility (prospects of feasibility) of incineration projects, specifically with respect to volume, transport distance, landfill fees and legislation developments. Potential sites and their prioritization.
A study on using batteries in low voltage distribution grid affected by local intermittent sources or fluctuating demand. With a pilot project proposal involving Li ion batteries.
A market survey (globally) particularly on batteries, flywheels and (ultra)capacitors. A systematic overview of potential applications in the entire electricity supply chain. Identification of applications closest to the commercial use in the Czech Republic. A pilot project proposal, including financing mechanisms.
A concept for a core network of fast charging stations in the Czech Republic. Co-operation on the development of the public charging model. An outline of pilot project opportunities involving various city transport services. An assessment of a potential for an EV company fleet.
An assistance during the engineering and construction of the pilot project in Prague, the Czech Republic: 50kW/40kWh battery, 1x50 kW DC charging station + 4x AC charging, and 5 kW PV. To be completed in 2017.
A comparison of several PV grid-connected and off-grid generation cost scenarios, including on-site energy storage with the projection of retail power price. Grid parity projections.
A survey of PV installations over 100kW in the Czech Republic for secondary market investors.
A new type of contract selling baseload and flexibility separately. A survey among buyers on the ability to price the flexibility. An estimate of CHP virtual power plant potential in the Czech Republic.
A detailed analysis of the CHP installation potential in the Czech Republic, geographically and by segments of heat consumers. A list of opportunities.
An overview of the Czech energy policy and legislation, their expected development and market impact. An overview and characteristics of the key players in generation, distribution and retail.
Projections of the likely disintegration of district heating systems in selected regions. Opportunities for alternative services. Co-operation on the development of these services.
An assessment of the use of batteries for the local grid stabilization under a sudden high power offtake (eg. due to the onset of fast charging). A proposal for a pilot project combining batteries, fast charging and photovoltaics.
A transaction between a large international investor and a PV project developer. Transaction structure, assistance during valuation, due diligence and transaction documentation.
A thorough assessment of the potential gensets use in the transmission grid. Investment and operational costs of different technologies, including second hand equipment. Legislation compliance and its prospects. An assessment with respect to the relevant ancillary services price and their projection.
An economic assessment of the injection of biomethane from biogas plants in the natural gas distribution grid in the Czech Republic; a business plan basis.
Manuals/templates for valuation and financial, legal and technical due diligence on wind power and biogas plants – standardization of the assessment process.