Coal Power Plant
Coal fired power plant developers face increasingly stringent environmental regulations, with new major regulatory initiatives from the EPA affecting air emissions, wastewater discharges, and combustion byproducts. Due to the carbon intensive nature of coal fired generation, developers are also impacted by any type of carbon legislation, cap and tax or cap and trade, which significantly impact the cost to operate existing coal fired generation and the development of new coal fired generation.
At E & E, we bring our comprehensive knowledge of the environmental and regulatory constraints associated with CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects and our strategic permitting experience to every project we work on. Our multidisciplinary teams perform acquisition due diligence on existing coal fired generation plants, including analysis of the financial impact of carbon legislation and sequestration options, in addition to tradition environmental risks and liabilities.
Drawing on our 40-year history in the energy industry, our advanced technical expertise enables us to evaluate emerging technologies quickly and address future requirements as they develop, allowing our clients to make well-informed decisions in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
- Permitting Strategies
- Permit Feasibility Reports
- Environmental Impact Statements (EISs)
- Wetlands & Critical Habitat Assessments
- CO2 Underground Injection Control Permits
- Air Permitting
- Geological Studies
- Land Use Planning
- Regulatory Analysis
- GIS, Modeling, and Web-Based Support
- Community Outreach & Stakeholder Engagement
For the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy, E & E supported the development of a site selection application to be submitted to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance for a proposed pilot project for a near-zero emission IGCC power plant to be located within one of several competing states.
For the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), E & E is investigating options and providing permitting support for the permanent sequestration of CO2 derived from the Advanced Oxy-Coal project, a planned repowering of its coal-burning power plant.
- Mark Schmitt
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