Established in 2001, Inventa Partners have a highly experienced team.
Proven record working with private sector developers / landowners as well as public sector authorities.
Committed to the economic delivery of sustainable energy and utilities infrastructure.
A unique approach that delivers significant financial and environmental benefits to clients and stakeholders.
Winner of the BSRIA Bright Spark ‘Innovations’ Award – 2004.
What We Do
Inventa Partners act as expert advisors to regional and local authorities and developers and landowners. We advise them on the business and financial aspects of energy, utility and sustainable infrastructure.
We work closely with our clients’ existing and potential energy and utility services partners.
Our focus is on the enabling of sustainable electricity, heating, cooling, waste, water and telecommunications infrastructure for our clients’ major development and urban regeneration projects.
We develop strategies that unlock significant additional funding for such projects. We then realise the long-term value of a sustainable, green approach for our clients through:
The selection and procurement of partners and capital.
Precisely modelled business and financial scenarios with costed, transparent and pragmatic implementation plans.
What sets Inventa Partners apart is that we are specialists in the development and delivery of strategies for funding sustainable infrastructure.
Our expertise has been developed over many years working on major development and regeneration projects. Our experience and expertise coupled with our unique approach, translates directly into tangible and sustainable advantage for our clients and their stakeholders.
Our ability to balance the needs of the private and public sector, and indeed the needs of citizens, communities and the environment brings genuine objectivity to our client projects. We are “technology agnostic”, as prime purpose is to enable our clients to meet their environmental targets in a that is responsible, sustainable, and commercially viable for all concerned.
The strategies we develop for our clients are not theoretical; they are practical and deliverable. They are supported by pragmatic plans and commercial analysis that assists timely decision-making and project progression for our clients.
A Changing Climate: Dealing with change
In a world facing dramatic technological and commercial change and restructuring on an almost daily basis, the emergence of a ‘perceived’ novel or new energy solution in an established and traditional market is often viewed at best with scepticism and caution, at worst with cynicism and fear. The emergence of distributed heating systems, combined heat and power (CHP) systems and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) systems in the UK energy market has been rapid (in traditional energy industry terms), and has been driven by both government policy and market forces.
Yet the technology itself and its application are not new. At the end of the 19th century, the United Kingdom’s energy and hydraulic engineering expertise was second to none, and the country led the world in the development and deployment of embedded generation systems.
Most of us would define a ‘renewable energy solution’ as a building-mounted solar panel or a wind turbine; very few would define a ‘renewable energy solution’ as a district heating system and even fewer as an embedded generation system.
Yet today, these systems are being acknowledged as one of the most efficient, cost-effective solutions to deliver low or even zero-carbon energy to large-scale, high-density and mixed-use living and working environments.
Embedded generation systems are capable of delivering reliable, low or zero-carbon energy solutions on both a micro and macro scale, utilising the waste heat from power generation to produce hot water which is distributed to multiple buildings via a network of buried, highly insulated pipes.
These systems typically use fossil fuels as their primary fuel source and are therefore not the ultimate remedy for a zero-carbon energy objective. However, as they use the primary fuel source more efficiently to produce heat, power and possibly cooling, and are closer to the end user (thereby minimising distribution losses), they also reduce the resulting greenhouse gas emissions.
This also helps to meet the government’s other key energy objective of reducing fuel consumption, thereby helping to manage the United Kingdom’s security of supply issues.
Given the above characteristics, embedded generation systems are particularly well suited to generating and delivering low-carbon energy to areas of high population density, such as the cities and towns where most of the country’s population live and work. While many of these embedded generation systems are installed contemporaneously with the construction of new buildings and infrastructure, technological advancements mean that in most cases it is now both technically possible and commercially viable to retrofit this technology into existing buildings and infrastructure.