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Sectors

Focusing on technology-driven solutions for energy transition as we move toward net zero, advancing energy efficiency, addressing global climate change, and making good on environmental protection and sustainability have always been part of our DNA. With a dedicated investment banking effort in Energy Transition + Sustainability dating back to the 1990’s, the principals of NRCA have unparalleled experience and perspective.

We divide Energy Transition + Sustainability into the following segments:

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Energy Management

Managing the efficient flow of electric power from generation to final use. Includes:

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Building automation and controls

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Smart grid / advanced metering infrastructure

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Demand management

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Grid modernization

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Microgrids and other distributed technologies

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Energy consulting

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Data measurement, management and analytics

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Device-to-device (IoT) networks and controls

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Renewable
Energy

Energy generation that does not entail the depletion of natural resources. Includes:

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Wind

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Solar

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Geothermal

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“Small” hydro

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Renewable biofuels and chemicals,

green hydrogen

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System deployment / project management

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Operations, maintenance, consulting

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Grid level storage

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ESG &
Sustainability

Creating a more sustainable, low-carbon global economy and associated monitoring, reporting, and control. Includes:

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Accurate tracking of Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions data
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Setting and measuring energy efficiency and sustainability goals
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Creating, monitoring, and trading RECs, CO2, and other credits 
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Consulting and advising with corporate players to achieve ESG goals
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Global supply chain management
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Beyond energy – social, ethical and governance aspects of ESG

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Mobility &
Logistics

Transition of the transportation fleet to electric power and renewable fuels, along with the associated infrastructure changes. Includes:

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Electric vehicles (EV’s”)
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Mobile storage solutions
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Alternative fuel vehicles, esp. fuel cells + green hydrogen
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Autonomous vehicles, personal transportation
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Fleet management
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Mapping/location technology
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EV charging and alternative fuel infrastructure

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Communications 
Infrastructure

Managing the proliferation of device-to-device networks that are critical to the successful growth of the industry. Includes: 

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IoT communications infrastructure development and related software
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Management of disparate devices and networks
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Home and office automation
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Commercial and industrial asset management, including remote assets
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Lighting controls / smart cities
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Applications across multiple verticals including smart grid, water, agriculture, transportation, and logistics

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Climate Change Management

Adapting to the inevitable changes associated with global warming. Includes:

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Infrastructure re-design and re-build, incorporating climate change resilience
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Weather/climate technologies
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Drought management and flood control
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CO2 mitigation, sequestering and recycling

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Water & Wastewater

Solutions involving the management of this critical resource. Includes:

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Treatment technologies (membranes, biological, chemical, temperature)
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Supply and distribution infrastructure 
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Water sourcing and availability
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Remote location access to clean water
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Industrial and consumer water treatment solutions
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Data management, controls and analytics for water/wastewater systems

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Resource Management

Effective and sustainable management of materials and natural resources. Includes:

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Recycling

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Resource recovery

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Waste management

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Sustainable manufacturing

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Forest management

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Environmental 
Solutions

Technologies and services focused on remediating, managing and/or improving the physical environment. Includes:

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Air pollution control
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Solid and hazardous waste management
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Site remediation
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Environmental engineering / environmental infrastructure
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Industrial technologies and services

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Sustainable 
Products

Manufacture and distribution of products that support a sustainable environment and enhance human health. Includes:

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Natural food and beverage
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Sustainable and/or recyclable consumer products
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Naturally derived health products
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Sustainable agriculture and evolving agriculture technologies

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