Professional Services

Engineering Services
Management Consulting

As an independent or owner’s engineer, we specialize in power generation, evolving as technologies and regulatory environments change, to provide the most current and informed information to a wide range of clients, including developers, bankers, investors, regulators, and industrial power consumers allowing them to fully understand the technical and business opportunities and the potential risks that exist.

We scale our involvement to suit your needs, whether market and feasibility analysis, due diligence, third-party review, or expert testimony and litigation support.

We specialize in the following technologies:

  • Cogeneration
  • Combined Cycle
  • Simple Cycle
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Conventional Fossil Fuel Thermal Cycle
  • Renewable Energy Technologies – Biomass, Landfill Gas, Heat-From-Waste, Wind, Solar, and Geothermal

Engineering Services

SMS Associates include some of the most experienced power generation engineers in the world. Their expertise is selected for each project, according to client needs and their involvement can be simple advisory or a hands-on detail role, and experts from various backgrounds, can be called on to collaborate to resolve complex issues. For over twenty (20) years, SMS has been involved with some of the largest power generation projects in the world. Please review the list of ENGINEERING Services presented here and contact us to inquire about your specific needs.

  • Facility Review and Due Diligence
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual Engineering and Technical Analysis
  • Site Selection
  • Plant Specification Documents
  • Project Development and Planning
  • Project Capital, Operation and Maintenance Cost Estimates
  • Project Schedules
  • Project Pro Formas
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Fuel, Water and Steam Sales Contracts
  • Assistance with EPC Contract Negotiation
  • Assistance with Environmental Permitting and Licensing
  • Design Reviews of Detailed Engineering
  • Construction Management and Schedule Tracking
  • Plant Performance Testing
  • Plant Heat Rate Improvement & Assets Optimization
  • Proposal Documents in Response to Power Supply RFP
  • Owner’s Engineer
  • Developer’s Engineer
  • Banker’s Engineer
  • Independent Engineer
  • Third-Party Reviewer
  • Due Diligence
  • Expert Testimony & Litigation Support
  • Cogeneration
  • Combined Cycle
  • Simple Cycle
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Conventional Fossil-Fired Thermal Cycle
  • Renewable – Biomass, Wood Waste & Landfill Gas

Management Consulting

SMS Associates include many savvy power generation business professionals, experienced in facility development, project financing, competitive and demand market analysis and forecasting, contract negotiations and assessing projected Returns on Investment. We are involved in multiple power and energy sectors, particularly in Ontario, which keep us very sensitive to current market forces and trends. This collective knowledge is shared with clients and reflected in the value we bring to every assignment. Please review the list of MANAGEMENT CONSULTING services presented here and contact us to inquire about your specific needs.

  • Market Advice
  • Market Pricing & Congestion Analysis
  • Energy Buying Strategy
  • Demand Response & Conservation
  • Settlement Verification
  • Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) Assessment

Electricity Market Advice

The electricity market in Ontario, and most other jurisdictions, is a very complex environment for electricity generators and consumers alike. Commodity, transmission and distribution prices have risen more than 300% in the past 15 years, and future prices are forecast to continue rising as aging transmission infrastructure and Time-of-Use metering shift control to regulators and create more risk for consumers. Government budgets, environmental policies and political agendas, have played an increasing role in electricity supply, introducing a whole new language around electricity market dynamics. SMS understands these dynamics and while we can’t control many of them, we can help you understand them and more importantly understand the impact they are having on your business. Knowledge is risk mitigation and SMS can help your business structure defensive contracts and set a course based on thoughtful planning. Please review the list of ELECTRICITY MARKET ADVISORY services presented here and contact us to inquire about your specific needs.

  • Historical Cost Analysis – market, location, facility and equipment specific
  • Electricity Price Impact analysis – historical and forecast
  • Future Price Protection Strategy and Policy Development
  • Contract review
  • Project Electricity Revenue and Cost Budgeting