Dam Hydropower Licensing and Compliance

Geosyntec prepared the environmental exhibit for a successful relicense application for a 173-megawatt (MW) project involving diverse interstate stakeholder interests using FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process. We are currently managing comprehensive environmental services for relicensing of a 321-MW pumped storage project involving complex water quality, fisheries, and recreation access issues. Geosyntec prepared the environmental exhibit for a successful relicense application for a 173-megawatt (MW) project involving diverse interstate stakeholder interests using FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process. We are currently managing comprehensive environmental services for relicensing of a 321-MW pumped storage project involving complex water quality, fisheries, and recreation access issues.

We have developed positive relationships with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff through collaborative project efforts.

Our technical leadership and understanding of FERC requirements enhance our ability to assist clients in managing relicensing costs and obtaining reasonable license terms and conditions for continued project operation. As a member of the National Hydropower Association, Geosyntec stays abreast of regulatory developments affecting our clients.

Our scientists and engineers:

  • Develop resource study plans
  • Support agency and stakeholder consultation
  • Implement studies for fisheries; water quality and quantity; wetland and terrestrial resources; protected species; recreation and land use
  • Lead complex water quality monitoring programs
  • Develop hydrodynamic and water quality models
  • Conduct reservoir dredging feasibility evaluations

Dams Specialty Areas

Geosyntec produces practical and reliable structural condition evaluations to effectively meet inspection requirements under FERC Part 12D or client-specific protocol, including field conditions assessment and…
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Geosyntec is a pioneer in using Risk-Informed Decision Making to assess the safety of dams. We help our clients through the process of identifying potential…
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Our engineers have performed numerous hydraulic studies in evaluation of safety and hydraulic adequacy of structures. We have also determined hazard potential classifications for dams…
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Geosyntec provides prompt, practical solutions to support dam safety decision-making. Our engineers perform physical inspections, review design and as-built documents, and evaluate monitoring data to…
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Geosyntec’s expertise in geotechnical, geological and geophysical investigation, our analytical and numerical modeling capabilities, and our team of engineers, geologists, and seismologists, allow us to…
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We have developed positive relationships with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff through collaborative project efforts. Our technical leadership and understanding of FERC requirements enhance…
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Geosyntec has deep understanding of construction services and quality control requirements. This understanding, combined with our geotechnical, environmental, and water resources expertise inherent to ground…
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Geosyntec offers our clients extensive experience developing site-specific solutions for real-time geotechnical and environmental data acquisition, management, and visualization. Our instrumentation and data management solutions…
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Lead Consultants

  • Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Christopher Hunt is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on managing and supporting a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvir ...
  • Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Annear is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 18 years of experience focused on the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality model ...
  • Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E.
    Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 17 years of experience in dam-related projects, geotechnical design and field studies, hazardous materials remediation; ...
  • Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E.
    Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey has built sys ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the m ...
  • Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the challenges of ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
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Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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