Drawing upon our experience in the clean economy transition, the Allotrope team offers our clients and partners a range of expertise and services spanning:
MARKET ANALYSIS AND SOLUTIONS
The Allotrope team serves as an objective, expert partner to support clients with clean energy market research, business case analysis, and strategy development. In particular, Allotrope helps corporate partners identify and evaluate renewable energy procurement opportunities that provide decades of economic and environmental benefits. To support corporate clients in meeting clean energy commitments, we refine and carry out supply chain energy assessments, vendor and equipment selection, and regulatory and policy assessments in emerging markets.
Recent work includes, evaluating hundreds of potential renewable energy sites for a Fortune 100 apparel company in support of the company’s 100% clean energy procurement commitment. As part of this effort, we carried out a systematic analysis and prioritization of more than 300 facilities spanning 5 countries with highly diverse economic and regulatory conditions. These activities have been carried forward under our Project Development workstream with ongoing efforts to secure geothermal power for factories in Indonesia.
The Allotrope team also works with government agencies, international organizations, philanthropic partners, and non-governmental organizations to support clean energy analysis and development of low carbon strategies. With an emphasis in Southeast Asia, and team members based in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila, Allotrope offers an unparalleled combination of local market expertise and skills spanning policy, project development, and finance.
Our project development efforts are focused on originating and developing projects at their earliest stages, and matching them with long-term investors. We provide end-to-end project development services related to network intelligence, commercial structuring, operational capabilities, sequencing development milestones, and sourcing capital.
For corporate clients and other large offtakers, the Allotrope team can perform remote geospatial and on-site technical surveys, system design, off-taker energy assessments and due diligence, land use and policy analysis, Request for Proposal development and management, financial evaluations, landowner and utility negotiations, power purchase agreement and wheeling structures, as well as finance structuring, or assisting in securing third party financing from our network of investors.
We engage with governments and international development partners seeking to advance business-driven clean energy programs and investments. Renewable energy costs are declining worldwide, and at the same moment, corporate demand for clean energy is rising and countries are working to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. Bridging the gap between the public and the private sector advances both sets of goals and helps meet the clean energy commitments of governments and companies alike.
By facilitating more extensive public-private dialogue, Allotrope helps amplify private sector voices and shares key insights with government decision-makers to ensure policy frameworks encourage clean energy investment and accelerate the deployment of renewables.
Allotrope’s flagship public-private collaboration initiative is the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA). Jointly led by Allotrope Partners, the World Resources Institute, and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the CEIA advances the policy and financing frameworks to scale commercial and industrial clean energy deployment in key emerging markets. The CEIA brings together governments and companies to promote effective policy frameworks, create a business-led demand signal for clean energy, and mobilize a robust pipeline of investment-ready clean energy projects. Read more about the CEIA’s work in Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and other emerging markets here.
In 2019, Allotrope launched the Greening the Banks initiative, which builds capacity of Southeast Asian public and private sector financial institutions to actively invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate mitigation projects. Greening the Banks unlocks scaled implementation of green finance practices in the region by facilitating on-the-ground dialogues among financial institutions, project developers, and financial regulators, while proactively collaborating with global, regional, and local initiatives whose objectives we share.
Allotrope has made a select number of long-term investments with tremendous growth potential. These early-stage, angel-level investments are filling gaps in the market and forging new pathways to transform markets and finance major breakthroughs in clean technologies and innovative business models. Through perseverance and strategic thinking about emergent demand and new markets, we harness emerging opportunities to catalyze truly transformative solutions that accelerate the clean economy transition.
Allotrope’s investment portfolio of low carbon technologies and businesses includes on-site solar energy systems, a low-head hydropower turbine manufacturer, and an energy efficiency software company.
As an example, Allotrope is the founding investor of the Anderson Biomass Complex (ABC), an integrated biomass facility working to incentivize sustainable forest management in California. ABC utilizes and creates demand for wood that would otherwise be treated as a waste product by turning small-diameter, non-merchantable timber and discarded tree tops into firewood as well as wood dowels, posts, and poles for agricultural and residential markets. Preserving larger older trees that are important carbon sinks, while thinning smaller diameter trees, is a key element of good forest management as it improves water quality and quantity and reduces the risk of forest fires that produce black carbon and harmful emissions. Through these efforts, ABC is building a replicable business model that will act as a long-term driver for improved forest management practices.