When campuses pursue public-private partnerships (P3s) to complete energy projects, Anbaric seeks to ensure that campus infrastructure is being considered comprehensively to maximize the transformation opportunity. Campuses often partner with outside entities to develop specific projects, such as building solar farms or replacing large equipment such as steam plants. Expanding the scope of these partnerships can produce far greater benefits for campuses by integrating supply and demand, and unlocking capital stuck in existing infrastructure to enable academic and other University priorities.
With customers pursing specific P3 projects, Anbaric lays out the case for a comprehensive approach that includes all energy assets and mobilizes outside capital. Pursuing projects on the supply and demand side independently can lead to overspending, as each specific solution may fail to account for more cost-effective opportunities elsewhere in the system. For example, a solar project intended to cover current load could be downsized if campus energy efficiency is improved. Projects to supply heating and cooling with fossil fuels may miss opportunities to offset thermal load through geothermal or air-source heat pumps.
Anbaric is in the business of developing and managing large, complex, and multi-stakeholder transformative energy infrastructure projects. We have developed risk sharing mechanisms with the supply chain that enable cost minimization and delivery of projects – on-time and on-budget. In addition to addressing the technical opportunities, Anbaric’s funding provided to campuses ensures alignment in objectives. These payments free up capital stranded in energy infrastructure, and funding can be used to achieve other campus objectives including academic programming, endowment growth and myriad other uses.