Nexant began operations in January 2000 with a core group of energy experts drawn from Bechtel's R&D, energy technology and energy consulting units. Since then, Nexant has grown to over 700 employees with 32 corporate, representative, and project offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Nexant's mission is to provide technical, environmental, policy, management consulting services and technology solutions to the global energy industry. Nexant has extensive experience in carbon management and clean energy generation, spanning technology, policy, finance, and regulatory issues.
Carbon Finance, Climate/Environment, Policy Development, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies & Fuels
Biogas, Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Coal, Ethanol / Alcohol, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Solar
Clean Cooking Activities
Nexant is actively involved in clean energy and energy efficiency projects worldwide. Below are two representative projects which feature cookstoves and fuels.
ASEAN Cookstove Assessments for USAID/RDMA
Nexant is working with partners in Lao PDR and Cambodia to carry out assessments of cookstove marketability and user perception for public dissemination and consumption. The results of will also help guide policy and be linked to the work of the Global Cookstove Alliance.
Haiti Assessment and Design of Alternative Cooking Technologies Program for USAID
Nexant was involved in: (1) assessing the supply and use of charcoal for cooking in Haiti and the potential to use other fuels, such as Liquefied Petroleum Gas; and (2) designing a five-year USAID program to achieve large-scale reductions in charcoal consumption by households, food vendors, and other relevant fuel users identified (e.g., bakeries, laundries, schools, etc.) Tasks conducted included:
Conducting a review of past experiences promoting improved cooking technologies and alternative fuels in Haiti and other developing countries with similar conditions, and presenting a brief report on lessons learned.
Conducting interviews with all stakeholders within and outside of Haiti, including LPG suppliers and retailers, consumers, Government of Haiti (GoH) authorities, donors and NGOs that were active in alternative cooking technologies (UNEP, World Bank, CARE, etc.).
Conducting surveys and focus groups for each consumer group (households, food vendors and energy-intensive businesses such as laundries and bakeries) to further assess the incentives and barriers to utilizing improved cooking technologies and/ or alternative fuels.
Conducting surveys and focus groups for those working in the charcoal trade to determine viability of employing them in new industries related to improved cooking technologies Submitted a report that presented the main findings of the research.
Nexant is a technology and consulting company focusing exclusively on the energy sector. It provides clean energy solutions for clients in the public and private sectors worldwide. Approximately one-third of the firm's 700 person staff works directly on clean energy assignments. Since 2000, Nexant has completed more than 2,500 assignments in more than 100 countries, developing a thorough understanding of the energy sector. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies, utilities, transmission, distribution system operators, petroleum majors, financial institutions, government agencies, and development banks.
Nexant looks forward to sharing this long history and experience in the energy and clean energy sector with the Alliance with the hope that it helps build a wider and strong community of clean energy practitioners. Nexant can participate in the Alliance by exchanging experiences and lessons learned in designing and evaluating cookstove and fuel projects.
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia
Country Based In
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Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Jem Porcaro
Title: Senior Project Manager
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