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Solar power companies rely on ECT, to obtain regulatory approval for new generation facilities in a timely and economical manner because ECT is distinctly qualified to provide the combination of specialized technical expertise, regulatory understanding and the business skills to reliably deliver results.

These capabilities have enabled ECT to become a resource for developing cost-effective strategies for hundreds of new solar power generation facilities nationwide.

As part of ECT’s extensive solar power experience, we provide the following specific services:

  • Feasibility studies & land use planning
  • Due diligence/fatal flaw analyses/critical issues analyses
  • Natural resource surveys (e.g., wetlands, threatened & endangered (T/E) species)
  • Federal, state & local permitting
  • Environmental assessments (EA) & impact statement (EIS) preparation
  • Visual impact assessments
  • Public outreach
  • Environmental monitoring during construction
  • Post-construction operational support

FEASIBILITY STUDIES & LAND USE PLANNING

For decades ECT’s power generation permitting expertise has been built around finding appropriate sites for our clients’ specific generation needs. For or solar siting, ECT staff uses multiple GIS-based tools for site selection. These models, in conjunction with aerial mapping, property databases and our extensive in-house library of GIS data layers, help identify sites with consideration for infrastructure needs, location and environmental and land-use constraints.

LICENSING & PERMITTING SERVICES

Certain states have major licensing requirements for solar facilities. ECT has successfully licensed solar facilities through some of the most rigorous federal, state, and local permitting processes in the country, keeping projects on-schedule.

OPERATIONAL COMPLIANCE SUPPORT

ECT assists power-sector clients with construction monitoring, post-construction, operational support, including development of stormwater management plans and spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans. ECT also uses environmental asset compliance management system (EACMS), an in-house data management and compliance tool, to assist clients with multiple assets with meeting regulatory deadlines. EACMS is a GIS- and web-based compliance tool that enables the user to conduct inspections, access data and facilitate meeting regulatory deadlines while in the field. Management of a single facility can be difficult. Management of numerous facilities offers significant challenges. EACMS reduces those challenges.

About ECT

ECT delivers client service in four key practice areas, supported by a wide range of scientific, engineering and management disciplines. These practice areas include: compliance and sustainability, natural resources, site assessment and remediation, and water resources. Services within these areas span the following sectors: power, transportation, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and industry, land development, financial, professional, and government.

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