Solutions for planning, licensing, studies, design and compliance.
With unparalleled technical experience and policy development insight, TRC delivers successful hydropower strategies that save you time and money.
Whether you are an owner, operator or developer of conventional, pumped storage or hydrokinetic water projects, you can rely on our expertise, innovation and relationships to give you an advantage. From managing complex compliance issues to mitigating environmental risks, overcoming engineering challenges and streamlining schedules, we deliver solutions for every phase of a project.
Through leadership roles in local and regional hydro organizations, as well as the National Hydropower Association, we have developed strong working relationships with federal regulators. Our continued involvement allows our experts to engage with industry leaders, stay ahead of new approaches and technologies and be on the forefront of regulatory changes that impact our clients.
Our services include
- Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
- Environmental Management
- Construction Management
- Safety Programs
Looking for effective solutions to your problems?
Turn to the power experts at TRC.
Helping you navigate the full hydropower project lifecycle
Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
For over 25 years, our expertise has been instrumental in the successful licensing of hydropower projects nationwide, ranging from 5 MW to 2,400 MW. We develop FERC licensing strategies, conduct field studies, plan and conduct settlement negotiations, and prepare and file License Applications and appropriate environmental documents.
We have experience with traditional, alternative, “modified” and Integrated Licensing Process approaches, helping us scope project issues and focus studies to achieve your desired outcomes. Our experts also provide comprehensive NERC compliance support including technical evaluations and training for standards requirements tracking, audit preparation and compliance program improvements.
Avoiding impacts to biological and natural resources can reduce mitigation costs, permitting delays and compliance risks. To develop the best possible resource protection plan, our environmental scientists apply sound biological resource implementation strategies including reconnaissance analysis, managing biological study teams, collecting field data, developing ecological risk assessments and organizing, interpreting and preparing data for license/permit applications and construction plans.
We deliver solutions for habitat assessments and investigations; rare, threatened and endangered species; wetlands delineation and mitigation; fisheries and aquatics assessments; and recreational facility evaluation and engineering.
TRC’s electrical, civil and geotechnical engineers take a proactive approach to project planning, design and implementation helping you generate power efficiently and safely. Our experts not only deliver transmission, substation and grid integration solutions, we also leverage innovative techniques to analyze the physical and structural properties of soil and rock, so you can successfully build or expand on any site.
We design, implement and commission automation equipment into new hydroelectric plants as well as retrofit existing sites. And we provide extensive analytical, evaluation, design and consulting services for dams, roads and bridges, canals and pump stations, stormwater management, erosion control, water quality and data collection.
Whether it’s full construction management solutions or on-call support, TRC delivers timely, cost-effective results that help you successfully manage your water resources and protect, restore or enhance the environment. Our expertise includes contact administration, inspection and engineering for both planned and unforeseen emergency response projects.
At TRC, safety is our number one priority, not only for those working on a project site, but for the ongoing operation and performance of the facilities. Our areas of expertise include FERC Emergency Action Plan program development and execution; FERC EAP Time Sensitive Dam Program development and execution; public safety program development and implementation; and community education and outreach about the benefits and risks of dams and hydro project features.