Project Development

Developing a project is often a daunting task. A project needs to go through the same steps to define the desired results, describe the required scope, and assess the costs and risks of achieving outcomes regardless if it is a small maintenance project or a multimillion dollar power plant. Resources and budgets are always limited before a project is approved however, the ultimate success of the project is significantly influenced during the early stages before decisions are locked in. Since our inception in 2004, Glow Hydro has played key roles in the successful development and implementation of a number of challenging projects:


conversion of idled newsprint facility to stand alone, 36 MW biomass power generation facility, non-recourse debt financed project
world's largest, 13 MW biomass-fed, ORC power plants
25 MW run of river power project

By bringing an understanding of financing, regulatory, consultant, and contractor expectations, the elements necessary for success were embedded from the start. Glow Hydro understands the owner's perspective. This allows us to put together a project plan, work with stakeholders, define the scope, identify the risks, and develop effective strategies to mitigate them. A phased approach to project development allows the team to systematically develop the project, completing the necessary development and evaluation while minimizing expenditures.

Glow Hydro has assembled a highly competent group of professional and technical personnel with experience in all aspects of project development, project management, engineering design, procurement, and construction management. We can assist you with developing your project by providing:
  • Opportunity Identification and Selection
  • Business Case Development
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Consulting Engineering

Glow Hydro's team of professionals has developed their expertise in real world situations, providing industrial consulting engineering and project services for numerous clients in a variety of industries. With a long resume of projects in operating facilities, we are not afraid to tackle brown field projects, integrate repurposed equipment, or orchestrate upgrades in operating plants.
Our multi-discipline engineering team can handle all manner of projects, large or small. When appropriate, we can bring in additional and/or specialized resources from one of our strategic partners. Our engineers and designers are involved in all stages of the project from conception to completion so elements of the design that are sometimes ignored can be integrated:

Constructability Considerations

Maintenance Access

Integration to Maintenance Systems


Project Services


Once the project is described, vetted and approved, the real work begins. At this point, the ability to influence the cost and schedule is significantly diminished. Managing and controlling the work to achieve the desired outcomes is the primary objective. The project management team needs to bring the appropriate tools and procedures, and also provide the leadership and acumen to monitor, control, and forecast progress. The Glow Hydro team is motivated by challenges and look for innovative ways to achieve outstanding results.

Combined with integrity, humility, and a strong sense of ownership, our people are committed to success with all facets of a project – design optimization, efficient construction, and exceptional plant performance. We are dedicated to continuous improvement.
Glow Hydro has an agile team of project management professionals with the skills, experience, and attitude to successfully deliver your project. Ask us about providing services for:

  • Project Management

  • Budgeting

  • Cost Control

  • Scheduling and Planning

  • Risk Management

  • Site Engineering

  • Procurement

  • Construction Management

  • Commissioning

  • Start-Up


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Glow Hydro spends time determining what is needed to make a project successful, keeping a high level perspective and then making sure every detail is covered. We are very good at understanding our customer’s requirements and expectations, while helping them find ways to maximize the value of available resources.