WE ARE UNIQUE IN OUR ABILITY TO MANAGE RISK ACROSS DIVERSE MARKETS GLOBALLY
Mainstream’s business model involves the early identification of greenfield sites in high growth markets which are then developed, built and operated.
We have deep in-house expertise across the project development process
As a pure-play developer of wind and solar plants, we have decades of expertise in-house. This means that all the lessons we have learned are used to continually and systematically improve our in-house development processes. It's this constantly evolving system of continual improvement that makes us the best.
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Our internal team work closely with all partners, contractors and members of the public.
ELECTRICAL and project ENGINEERING
local development teams
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
TAX & ACCOUNTING
From greenfield to operations, the team ensure accurate resource assessments.
Our team enjoy strong, long-term relationships with the global finance community.
The GIS Team gather, manage and analyse data in the early development stages.
Our Global Development Standard © ENCAPSULATES OUR UNIQUENESS AS A GLOBAL DEVELOPER
Capitalising on significant in-house experience, Mainstream implements the Global Development Standard (GDS) which is a comprehensive renewable project execution process used by all Mainstream employees. The GDS standardises all renewable project execution procedures to ensure consistency across markets, regardless of the local requirements.
explains how we develop our projects to internationally recognised best practice standards.
ongoing community engagement
The GDS ensures attention to detail around the design of the projects and meaningful engagement with local communities.
The GDS, means Mainstream can take a greenfield or partially developed project and optimise its design, deliverability, efficiency and ultimately expedite its delivery.
Our Standard is benchmarked against the IFC Environmental and Social Standards and the Equator Principles. It is in line with the UN Guiding Principles and Human Rights and the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
The rigorousness of Mainstream’s GDS process means the early due diligence stage filters out an unfeasible projects early on to avoid resources being used unnecessarily.
Environment Consents obtained by Mainstream since 2010.
Mainstream is actively pursuing bilateral corporate PPA opportunities globally. We have experience working with large multi-nationals to deliver energy solutions and have developed, constructed two wind farms for the IKEA Group.
Mainstream is a member of RE100 - a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
Organisations such as the IFC and the Rockefeller Brothers have invested in Mainstream because of our track record in developing projects to the highest standards of international best practice. Mary Quaney, Chief Financial Officer @Mainstream
I really believe in the vision and values of Mainstream to have more clean energy available. I like to be part of that change. Romina Lledo , Project Manager, Development @Mainstream, Chile
We operate in many jurisdictions so we take the best practice globally and we apply it locally, and that’s our Global Development Standard. bart doyle, Chief Operations Officer @Mainstream
Respect and integrity are more than just values. They are supervalues and underpin all of Mainstream's activities. Shahida Misbach, Office Manager @Mainstream, South Africa