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We bring the proper people along to challenge established thinking and drive transformation.
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Company
Overview

Nel Consulting Limited (NCL) of New Zealand is a consultancy firm established in 2009 by consultants from recognised engineering consultancy companies. Since its establishment, the company has been actively involved in providing regulatory, engineering, strategic management, commercial and economic advice to policy makers, utilities and investors in different jurisdictions most specifically in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions

In 2016, NCL registered an office in Manila under the name NCL Power Consulting Corporation, to further strengthen its regional presence and provide more accessibility to clients.

NCL utilises economic experts and engineering counterparts to build teams that can provide specialist technical and management resources, and advise on the commercial aspects of projects in a single solution. The subsequent combination of management and technical skills, allows the company to meet the client’s global needs from expert services.

The company has the flexibility to mobilise its global resources to create customised and cost-effective solutions that will help develop longer-term client relationships. The company’s success is measured in the project team’s ability to deliver the highest quality outcome with maximum value to clients.

Our consulting services

NCL has significant specialist experience in the energy industry and provides customised, cost-effective advisory services to both government and private organisations under different forms of power regulation.

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Power Regulation

Drawing on international experience and decades of capability, NCL understands the unique balance when managing or setting industry and regulatory drivers. NCL has been involved in the reform of different power industries in the Asia-Pacific and African regions and has been providing various services in relation to the rate setting process of utilities in different jurisdictions. We have extensive experience in providing advisory services to energy regulators include the areas of policy development; tariff setting, modelling; performance review of utilities, development of methods to set network performance targets for purposes of improving power quality; review of asset management plans; efficiency benchmarking of regulated entities; review of utilities; capital; operating expenditure programmes; auditing asset valuations; and capability development which includes conducting training sessions and regulatory workshops. Our breadth of experience also allows us to provide utilities the necessary guidance on a broad spectrum of regulatory aspects. The objective of these services is to aid the utilities in improving their efficiency in order to not only meet regulatory requirements but to ultimately allow the customers to benefit from the utility improved performance. Some of our service areas that are focused on improving network performance and financial standing include the development of network plans, asset management plans, and cost efficient capital and operating expenditure programs; business analysis and process implementation; automation; enhancement of engineering; commercial systems (including necessary database; software implementations); quality of supply; extreme event investigations; network optimisation; and asset valuations.

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Power Transmission & Distribution

From years of operational utility experience, we understands the challenges utilities face to affectively change to improve and align with shareholder and industry drivers. We have experience with providing Board and Management support to improve business operations and ultimately the financial standing of the business. We believe in an holistic and sustainable approach to improving utility businesses and typically focus on three key areas namely Customers, Assets and Employees to ensure sustainable improvement. We have worked in developed and developing countries to support utilities to improve and we typically start by establishing and monitoring of critical management information and supporting the Board and or Management with the interpretation of management information to aid strategy development to ultimately improve the business. Specific tasks performed by us include: i Assistance with the development of business plans ii Financial modelling iii Network development and asset management plans iv Development of prudent, defendable and cost efficient capital and operational expenditure plans v Regulatory strategy development, tariff development vi Key performance indicator development vii Asset Valuations viii Independent network event investigations ix Information system review and improvement strategy development x Development of loss reduction strategies

Specific technical tasks performed by our partner companies include i Network related studies including transmission and distribution steady state and dynamic studies ii Network simulation studies including network optimisation, stability and voltage control iii Design and specification of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices in the HV transmission network iv Functional design; specification of telecommunication networks required for implementation of SCADA systems v Generation and network integrations studies

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Power Generation

We can assist in evaluating opportunities for lenders, developers and government organisations in order to meet the objective of identifying whether a project is commercially feasible. We have significant specialist experience in the energy industry and provides customised, cost-effective advisory services to both government and private generation companies under different forms of power regulation. NCL unites the engineering and commercial capability of industry experts, with proven track record in their fields of specialisation, in order to provide the highest quality solutions. The assessment of the impacts of development projects in the decision making process is a recognised practice throughout the world. NCL can assist in evaluating opportunities for lenders, developers and government organisations in order to meet the objective of identifying whether a project is commercially feasible. Our services for generation utilities include 1 Technical and financial viability assessments ii Due diligence advisory services iii Risk assessment and management iv Generation to grid connection studies or system impact studies (typically include transient and dynamic studies) v Design, specification and implementation of SCADA systems for TeleControl and Telemetry of power plants

Expert Advisors

We have a dedicated team that works across three global locations namely New Zealand, the Philippines, and South Africa to support your business to achieve success. Click through our Employee Spotlights to learn more about our team and what motivates them.

Pieter Nel

Founder

Kris Tampinco

Owner

Frollan A. Tampinco

Generation Specialist

Dr Yen-Shong Chiao

Economist

Partner for your Business

NCL has significant specialist experience in the energy industry and provides customised, cost-effective advisory services to both government and private organisations under different forms of power regulation.

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At Nel Consulting Limited. We make sure to give our clients the best possible services that we can offer. If you have questions or inquiries you can drop us an email at enquiries@nelconsulting.com.