Our Process

Our Process

Wind energy is complicated. A project with One Energy is not. We operate at the intersection of procurement, engineering, planning, construction, and financing to make owning your wind simple and profitable. Vertical integration allows us to achieve a lower cost of energy production, higher-quality project delivery, and a better customer experience. One Energy doesn’t develop wind projects, we manufacture them – by taking every step into our own hands. 

Site Tour
The recommended first step when considering a Wind for Industry® project is a tour of an operating project. On-site generation wind is a new concept that uses proven technology – and in some cases, customers must truly see it to believe it. One Energy believes in the importance of demonstrating the power of on-site generation, and we invite all potential customers to visit one of our installations to experience Wind for Industry® firsthand. We encourage visits to One Energy’s very own Green Campus℠ alternative energy facility in north Findlay, OH.

Vertical Integration

Our vertically integrated approach and industry experience allow One Energy to manage projects from concept and modeling all the way through final construction and ongoing support, making on-site generation wind a streamlined solution for our customers.  

We put the pieces of your project together for you.

  • Financial Modeling and Projections
  • Custom Detailed Studies
  • Permitting and Utilities
  • Wind Mapping and Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management
  • Construction
  • Quality Control and Safety
  • Ongoing Support

Components of One Energy’s Vertical Integration
FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS AND MODELING

On-site generation projects are not right for every plant or facility. One Energy provides a free Initial Evaluation, procurement quotes, ROI analysis, and cost-development modeling to help customers determine if wind is a feasible solution for their company. This removes the pay-to-play burden for your company early on.

 

Initial Evaluation

An Initial Evaluation is the only way to know if wind is right for your company.
Our thorough written evaluation is based on customer goals and is complimentary
for companies that consume more than 3 million kWh of electricity annually.

COMPONENTS OF THE INITIAL EVALUATION INCLUDE

  • Legal compliance assessment
  • Screening for FAA local and state permitting requirements
  • ROI financial analysis using typical costs and regional wind data
  • Conceptual site location drawings and constraint modeling
  • Risk assessment and recommendations
  • Fatal flaw analysis
  • Development of likely project scenarios

CUSTOM DETAILED STUDIES

One Energy created proprietary software tools, which are used to execute detailed and auditable studies for all potential turbine sites. These studies regard sound, microwave, shadow flicker, ice throw, and wake interference.

 

Detailed Evaluation

Following positive feedback from the Initial Evaluation, we recommend allowing One Energy to complete a detailed site feasibility study and a Detailed Evaluation – an auditable report that provides professional recommendations for a wind turbine installation. The Initial Evaluation determines whether wind is possible at your site; the Detailed Evaluation provides clients with a shovel-ready project, including the analysis and data needed to make a final investment decision in a certified and auditable format.

This is a risk mitigation step where all assumptions are verified and the majority of all risks are removed prior to making a final commitment.

COMPONENTS OF THE DETAILED EVALUATION INCLUDE

  • Project development and engineering
  • Site and electrical drawings
  • Interconnection analysis and permitting
  • Local, state, and federal permitting
  • Auditable shadow flicker, ice throw, sound, wake loss, and climate profile studies
  • Project-specific costing
  • Site-specific revenue-grade wind analysis
  • Final project schedule, contract, and development costs

PERMITTING AND UTILITIES

One Energy obtains land and FAA permits on behalf of our clients, permits utility interconnection, and serves as a liaison between our customers and local authorities. We complete the paperwork, make the calls, and attend the necessary meetings so you don’t have to.


WIND MAPPING AND ANALYSIS

One Energy developed custom software and built a proprietary map of Ohio because it makes us more accurate and provides faster answers for our customers. Our wind mapping and analysis tools allow our team to provide accurate answers and forecasts for our clients.


ENGINEERING

Engineering is the backbone of any project. When engineering includes safety planning, value engineering, and the client’s goals, you set yourself up for success. Between our in-house staff and our close partners, all engineering flows through One Energy. All services are planned with an integrated approach so that your project is engineered for success before it even begins.


PROCUREMENT

One Energy is the most experienced turbine contractor in the state of Ohio. Our management team has firsthand experience with the industry’s leading manufacturers and understands what technology is best suited for each site. We are loyal to our customers, rather than a particular turbine manufacturer, which allows One Energy to select turbine models that are the best fit for your project.


CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Turbine supply agreements are typically more than 200 pages long and include a plethora of obligations and conditions. One Energy negotiates, holds, and administers project contracts so you don’t have to. Managing project suppliers is our problem, not yours.


CONSTRUCTION

One Energy has the capability to do 100% self-perform construction. Throughout the turbine-installation process, One Energy experts are on the ground and in the air, ensuring each Green Campus℠ alternative energy facility runs smoothly and safely from start to finish. One Energy manages all details and services to execute a project contract – and it is our responsibility to resolve any challenges or problems that arise. When complete, our team will hand your company the keys to a functioning wind turbine project.


QUALITY CONTROL AND SAFETY

We hold our suppliers responsible for providing the highest quality technology and materials, and enforce the strictest safety and construction standards from groundbreaking to completed installation and maintenance. Learn more about One Energy’s commitment to safety and quality.


ONGOING SUPPORT

At the conclusion of a project, One Energy provides customers with operational turbines and our support services continue well after installation. One Energy reviews the ongoing performance of the plan, assists clients in selecting service contracts to cover routine maintenance, and our team is always just a phone call away. We are committed to providing any additional assistance or consultation our customers require in order to ensure each Green Campus℠ alternative energy facility is successful and hassle-free.