Electric Power Generation
Environmental Compliance for Power Generation
Hydroelectricity is one of our oldest reliable power sources. Water access and water rights can be contentious issues, and any additions or improvements at hydroelectric facilities are bound to face scrutiny. You need a partner who can help you at every step along the way, from the initial, pre-project analysis all the way through construction and startup.
We trace our roots back to water and power projects in the late 1800s. Our integrated team combines experience in economic analysis, permitting, regulatory coordination, controls upgrades, and structural and mechanical design. And we have the electrical transmission and distribution experience to make sure your power gsets to the grid as efficiently as possible.
We have worked on low head and run-of-the-river hydropower plants across the United States and around the world, developing customized solutions that address each project’s complexity, budget, risk and schedule.
Hydropower facilities face regulatory challenges when they impact fish and their habitat. Our team includes ecologists who can help you mitigate for fisheries and other aquatic resource concerns when building or improving your plant.
Under FERC regulations, hydroelectric utilities must have each plant inspected by an independent consultant every five years. Our experienced team is fully qualified to perform the inspections, and prepare the plans, data analysis and reports (known as a Part 12 report) necessary to satisfy those requirements.