Development


Avant’s development team supports our clients in the planning, design and construction of both conventional and renewable power generation facilities. Avant is committed to the long-term success of its client’s generation projects. We don’t just construct state-of-the-art generation, but plan, design and build facilities that will create value over the entire life of the asset.


With our in-house expertise and understanding of the complex and dynamic energy industry, we guide our clients through the entire project lifecycle of Planning, Design, Permitting, Community Relations, Construction, Commissioning and Operations.

Planning and Preliminary Concept Development We produce innovative project concepts, demonstrating a real understanding of our client’s unique needs and challenges. Representative services include:

  • Business planning
  • Financial modeling and capital estimates
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Site evaluation/selection and land acquisition
  • Electric interconnection
  • Operations cost and staffing estimates

Facility Design We can start from a blank piece of paper and take our clients all the way from preliminary design concepts through construction drawings. We assume 100% responsibility for facility design, and our operations experience ensures our facilities have superior levels of operability. Representative services include:

  • Conceptual design and preliminary engineering
  • Technology evaluation
  • Detailed design and engineering

Permitting We secure all necessary permits for construction and operation with federal, state and local authorities. Representative services include:

  • State environmental review
  • Federal and state air permits
  • Certificate of need
  • Federal and state water permits
  • Local site, zoning and building permits

Community Relations. We understand that power generation facilities are long-term members of the community. We believe it is important to share information early and regularly. We plan our project development and construction activities with the community in mind through:

  • Meetings with community leaders
  • Open houses for local residents
  • Community updates

Construction Management. We employ a hands-on construction management approach, ensuring our clients receive high quality projects they will be proud of for many years to come. Representative services include:

  • Contractor management
  • Scheduling
  • Cost management
  • Procurement
  • Quality control
  • Safety

Start-up and Commissioning Management. We manage start-up and commissioning activities to ensure the job is completed right, with proper installation and functionality. Representative services include:

  • Plant performance testing
  • Turnover package management
  • Operator training
  • Control system testing

Operations Management. We know the job doesn’t end when construction and commissioning is complete, and we offer a range of operation management services to help maximize the value of each generation resource. Representative services include:

  • On-site operations management
  • Facility dispatch
  • Fuel procurement
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Maintenance planning and technical support