At Galimoni International, our global energy and utilities consulting practice is actively engaged with energy and financial institutions worldwide. We apply this global perspective to develop new approaches to emerging problems, approaches that take clients beyond their current thinking. We design and implement innovative solutions to achieve lasting change. GI’s energy and utilities consultants work with international energy companies, major lending institutions, energy distributions and consumers, and governments to help them evaluate change and capitalize on opportunities.
Providing expertise in the consulting to and execution of due diligence, global market restructuring, utility performance, litigation and infrastructure support as well as risk management and energy trading allows our clients to gain the benefit of unparalleled assistance from insight through to implementation, across the energy value chain and in all commodities. In addition, GI’s looks beyond the standard energy related functions within a client and applies our knowledge in the area of business process, project and change management, and information technology to provide insight and assistance to the overall organization. Our results-oriented approach is founded on GI's unique commitment to innovation, responsiveness and delivery.
Energy Consulting
Bioenergy is stored energy from the sun contained in materials such as plant matter and animal waste, known as biomass. Biomass is considered renewable because it is replenished more quickly when compared to the millions of years required to replenish fossil fuels. The wide variety of biomass fuel sources includes agricultural residue, pulp/paper mill residue, urban wood waste, forest residue, energy crops, landfill methane, and animal waste. Energy in the form of electricity, heat, steam, and fuels can be derived from these sources through conversion methods such as direct combustion boiler and steam turbines, anaerobic digestion, co-firing, gasification, and pyrolysis. The co-firing method mixes biomass with coal, and may be the best near-term economic opportunity for biomass, particularly in combined heat and power applications, which make the most efficient use of biomass.
Hydro energy is simply energy that is taken from water and converted to electricity. Hydro energy can be obtained by using many methods of capture. The most common method of using energy from water is a hydroelectric dam, where water coming down through an area causes turbines to rotate and the energy is captured to run a generator. Power can also be generated from the energy of tidal forces or wave power, which uses the energy created by waves.
Many countries in the world use hydro energy for conversion to electricity. Canada maintains the highest use, while the United States comes in second. One of the main reasons that hydro energy is used is that it is a renewable energy, meaning it will not be depleted over time and it will consistently be replenished. It is also a clean energy source, as it does not emit any toxins.
Wind energy, the world's fastest growing energy source, is a clean and renewable source of energy that has been in use for centuries in Europe and more recently in the United States and other nations. Wind turbines, both large and small, produce electricity for utilities and homeowners and remote villages.
The use of wind turbine generators is growing around the world. In terms of installation and operation worldwide, the wind power industry now turns over more than 9 billion USD. At the end of 2004, 47,000 megawatts of wind-generated electricity produced some 92 TWh of electricity. That is sufficient energy for the electricity needs of Portugal and Greece combined.
2005 was a record year for new installed capacity in Canada. As of April 2006 Canada’s installed wind energy capacity was 944 MW, enough to power more than 280,000 homes.
Solar energy is energy directly from the sun. This energy drives the climate and weather and supports virtually all life on Earth. Heat and light from the sun, along with solar-based resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass, account for most of the available flow of renewable energy.
Solar energy technologies harness the sun's energy for practical ends. These technologies date from the time of the early Greeks, Native Indians and Chinese, who warmed their buildings by orienting them toward the sun. Modern solar technologies provide heating, lighting, electricity and even flight.