by Gage Kellogg , Director Renewable Energy Services, Partner Engineering & Science, Inc.
The Independent Engineer provides the critical technical expertise necessary ensure the successful completion and goal realization of large renewable energy projects. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding what Independent Engineers do, what an IE report is, and who relies upon them.
What is an Independent Engineer?
An Independent Engineer is a term used for the 3rd party representative of an owner or Lender/financier. An Independent Engineer offers their clients a non-biased assessment on the technical, contractual, and financial aspects of large capital renewable energy projects.
What is an Independent Engineer Report?
An Independent Engineer Report (IE Report) is intended to provide the client with a review of the proposed solar project’s contractual documents and an evaluation of the technical design to verify compliance and ability to meet contractual obligations. Essentially, it is a due diligence report to help the project financiers identify and mitigate the possible risks in the proposed renewable energy project.