Energy
as a service

In the city in
an electric vehicle

Power generation
in every building

Grid balancing and
independence by energy storage

About LEEF Technologies

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.

Services

Projects that LEEF is focusing on typically include technologies/applications from the following areas:

Energy storage
Intelligent lighting
On-site energy generation
Energy management systems
Building management systems
Waste to energy
Electromobility
Bioful production

Services offered

A

Energy efficiency and clean energy project development

To investors – owners/managers of commercial, industrial, public and residential buildings

  • on-site generation and energy storage
  • energy efficiency, including the Energy Performance Contracting
  • generation and consumption monitoring and control
  • charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

The entire development chain or its parts:

feasibility study - project design - organization - permitting - financing - tendering - construction supervision

B

Assistance with introducing new clean technologies and services

To start-ups and their investors as well as companies wishing to innovate their business

  • market projections: global and local markets, including legislation, technology and competition current status and expected development
  • commercialization: writing business plans, identifying investors, setting up teams etc.
  • pilots and demos: project development with the emphasis on the “usual pilot issues” such as realistic timescales/budgets and effective permitting processes and subsidies
C

Strategy and development for energy services and distributed energy generation

To utilities and other energy market suppliers

  • corporate strategy
  • transaction services (acquisitions of small size companies)
  • internal processes (eg. sales/delivery)

References

Options for retail energy services in the Czech Republic
Options for retail energy services in the Czech Republic
For an electricity retailer (2016)

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.

An ESCO company business plan
An ESCO company business plan
For an energy company (2014)

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.

Power market segmentation in the Czech Republic
Power market segmentation in the Czech Republic
For an electricity retailer (2013)

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.

Energy efficiency markets: overview, expected developments, risks and opportunities
Energy efficiency markets: overview, expected developments, risks and opportunities
For an energy company (2013-14)

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.

The waste to energy potential in the Czech Republic
The waste to energy potential in the Czech Republic
For a power company (2013)

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 low voltage grid stabilization using batteries
A study on low voltage grid stabilization using batteries
For an energy company (2013)

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.

An overview of energy storage technologies and an indication of feasibility of selected applications in the Czech Republic
An overview of energy storage technologies and an indication of feasibility of selected applications in the Czech Republic
For a power company and transmission grid operator (2010, 2012)

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.

Electromobility development strategy
Electromobility development strategy
For a power company (2010-2013)

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.

A pilot project combining the EV fast charging, batteries and photovoltaics
A pilot project combining the EV fast charging, batteries and photovoltaics
For a distribution grid operator (2014, 2016)

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.

Roof PV market development options: grid-connected vs. off-grid
Roof PV market development options: grid-connected vs. off-grid
For a power company (2012)

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.

The secondary PV market in the Czech Republic
The secondary PV market in the Czech Republic
For a private equity investor (2010)

A survey of PV installations over 100kW in the Czech Republic for secondary market investors.

A brokerage of electricity from a portfolio of flexible distributed sources
A brokerage of electricity from a portfolio of flexible distributed sources
For a CHP project developer and operator (2013)

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.

The potential of the small scale combined heat and power in the Czech Republic
The potential of the small scale combined heat and power in the Czech Republic
For a CHP project developer and operator (2013)

A detailed analysis of the CHP installation potential in the Czech Republic, geographically and by segments of heat consumers. A list of opportunities.

An interpretation of the energy legislation and an overview of the energy markets in the Czech Republic
An interpretation of the energy legislation and an overview of the energy markets in the Czech Republic
For a private equity investor (2011)

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.

Opportunities for development under a threat of district heating disintegration
Opportunities for development under a threat of district heating disintegration
For a district heating company (2013)

Projections of the likely disintegration of district heating systems in selected regions. Opportunities for alternative services. Co-operation on the development of these services.

A feasibility study for a pilot project involving the EV fast charging and energy storage
A feasibility study for a pilot project involving the EV fast charging and energy storage
For a distribution grid operator (2013)

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 renewable project investment brokerage
A renewable project investment brokerage
For a project developer (2010)

A transaction between a large international investor and a PV project developer. Transaction structure, assistance during valuation, due diligence and transaction documentation.

Gensets for ancillary services
Gensets for ancillary services
For a transmission grid operator (2011)

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.

A feasibility study on the injection of biomethane in the natural gas grid
A feasibility study on the injection of biomethane in the natural gas grid
For a venture capital investor (2013)

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.

Templates of valuation models and due diligence processes for wind power and biogas plants
Templates of valuation models and due diligence processes for wind power and biogas plants
For an international bank (2012)

Manuals/templates for valuation and financial, legal and technical due diligence on wind power and biogas plants – standardization of the assessment process.

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Our partners and clients

Martin Cmíral

Martin Cmíral

Managing Director

LEEF was established in 2010 by Martin Cmiral, formerly director/board member at various companies of Biomass Technology Group, Vertis Environmental Finance and CEZ Group.

+420 602 188 160
martin.cmiral@leeftech.com