Land Feasibility Studies-CanACRE

By: Canacre Consulting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Due Diligence, Feasibility Studies

In order to formulate a successful development strategy, it is important to understand a project site’s characteristics, ownership, and existing encumbrances. CanACRE undertakes a systematic approach to land constraint analysis in an effort to identify the most efficient and viable project area. Detailed land feasibility studies provide the vital information required to accurately assess the initial size, scope and complexity of a potential project site.

Renewable Energy Projects

CanACRE works with clients to identify and assess land for potential project development opportunities. We undertake a detailed review of all available information regarding the proposed project area.

CanACRE provides the following renewable energy project planning services:

  • Site identification
  • Land feasibility studies
  • Project land due diligence and risk analysis reports
  • Planning, permitting and regulatory reviews
  • GIS analysis of topographic and geographic features

CanACRE delivers complete constraint analysis mapping and land feasibility studies for project sites across Canada. Our knowledge and experience in assessing land for new or existing renewable energy project sites complements any in-house development team.

Right of Way Route Selection

An early understanding of the land along a proposed right of way (ROW) is necessary to identify the most viable and efficient route. CanACRE conducts extensive land use feasibility studies over potential interconnection routes, providing our clients with a full risk analysis and possible mitigation measures before a final ROW route is selected. CanACRE also provides acquisition plans for developers who are ready to acquire the necessary land use rights to connect their project to the transmission system.

CanACRE provides the following ROW planning services:

  • Interconnection route and alternative route feasibility studies
  • Route due diligence and risk analysis reports
  • Legal abstract/title reviews
  • GIS mapping surveys
  • Planning, permitting and regulatory reviews
  • Utility crossing identification and review

CanACRE will add the most value to its clients' projects by providing strategic planning and route selection services during the early stages of a potential ROW acquisition.

Keywords: analysis reports, Due Diligence, Feasibility Studies, Land Feasibility, Land Feasibility Studies, Land Use Rights, project development, Proposed Project, Renewable Energy, risk analysis,

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