Geothermal energy as a source of baseload power is widely recognized as a clean and safe alternative to nonrenewable energy sources. But the capital-intensive nature of development and lengthy exploration timelines, coupled with regional environmental issues like geologic stability, groundwater supply, and recreational land uses, can present a unique set of challenges to developers.
E & E’s depth of experience in geothermal energy development allows us to anticipate potential project delays and resolve issues early to keep projects on schedule. We have provided consulting services to the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and numerous state land management agencies, giving us a comprehensive understanding of the issues and challenges associated with development on both public and private lands.
Our multidisciplinary team of energy professionals works collaboratively with clients, stakeholders and regulators to successfully develop geothermal projects that address and mitigate local environmental impacts while providing environmentally responsible and renewable electricity.
- NEPA and CEQA Compliance, including EIS/EIR/EA
- Feasibility Studies & Critical Flaw Analysis
- Federal, State, & Local Agency Consultation & Permitting Applications
- Federal & State Right-of-Way Acquisition
- Land Use Planning
- Visual Impact Assessment
- Alternative Siting Analyses
- Aquatic/Wetland Delineations
- Noise Studies
- Biological Assessments
- Aviation/Telecommunication Studies
- Cultural & Archeological Resource Surveys
- Due Diligence
- Substation & Transmission Line Permitting
- HAZMAT Investigation & Remediation
- Construction Monitoring
- Environmental Monitoring & Mitigations
- Community Outreach & Stakeholder Engagement
- Tribal Outreach & Consulting Support
- Geothermal Energy Potential Appraisal
- Geothermal Gradient Mapping
- Basin Hydrocarbon Potential Assessment
For the BLM’s California Desert District Office, E & E is preparing an EIS addressing issuance of solar and wind energy ROWs and geothermal leasing within the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Project Area.
- David McIntyre
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