Electric Power Utilities

Geosyntec assists electric power clients in addressing challenges with specialized consulting, design, engineering, and regulatory compliance services for new, operating, and retiring facilities and assets. Geosyntec assists electric power clients in addressing challenges with specialized consulting, design, engineering, and regulatory compliance services for new, operating, and retiring facilities and assets.

The electric power industry faces numerous challenges in the coming decade. Shifts in fuels, increasing pressures by the public and environmental advocacy groups, regulatory changes for air, water, and combustion byproducts, and high-profile events such as the tsunami that struck Fukushima, Japan, are reshaping plans and decisions for producing and delivering electricity.

Our expertise is widely recognized and sought by power producers and industry organizations. We have been called upon to participate in strategic responses to ash spills, create guidance documents, teach client in-house courses, and provide third-party oversight and design optimization/verification for projects ranging from geotechnical investigations for new 365kV lines, to power plant decommissioning, to dam/dike/pond integrity evaluations, to nuclear facility flood protection plans, to the closure and re-use of ash storage facilities. Our multidisciplinary capabilities lead to understanding of the water-air nexus in waste reduction, and interpretation of the combined impacts of the multiple regulatory changes underway and on the horizon such as effluent limitation guidelines (ELG), coal combustion residuals (CCR), and Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.

Services

Geosyntec has expertise and experience with electric power industry needs pertaining to:

Representative Clients

    • Alabama Power
    • Allegheny Energy Supply
    • Ameren
    • American Electric Power
    • Consumers Electric Company
    • Dominion Virginia Power
    • DTE Energy Co.
    • Duke Energy (including former Progress Energy)
    • Electric Power Research Institute
    • E.ON U.S. Services, Inc.
    • Exelon
    • Florida Power and Light Company
    • FirstEnergy
    • Georgia Power
    • Gulf Power
    • JEA
    • Lower Colorado River Authority
    • NRG Energy
    • PPL Electric Utilities
    • San Diego Gas and Electric
    • Santee Cooper Power Authority
    • SCANA
    • South Carolina Electric & Gas
    • Southern California Edison
    • Southern Company
    • TECO Energy
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • We Energies
    • Xcel Energies

Our Consultants

  • 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 characterization, and the permitting and design of waste containment facilities. He provides analysis, design, and forensic investigation services on projects related to these practice areas. He also provides expert consultation on matters in litigation. Bob is nationally recognized for his ...
  • Brian Adair, Ph.D.

    Brian Adair is a Senior Chemical Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 14 years of experience focused on process engineering at power plants, solid waste disposal facilities, manufacturing plants, and similar industrial facilities. He frequently addresses client challenges related to air emissions, energy management, solids handling, and waste water. Earlier in his career, Brian developed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts for reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emi ...
  • Kate Graf

    Kate Graf is a Senior Consultant based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience who focuses on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental engineering including regulatory agency compliance, permitting and enforcement expertise. Kate helps clients effectively resolve regulatory issues including air permitting, compliance, testing and enforcement issues, plant process and emission evaluations. Her clients span many industries in ...
  • Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E.

    Paul J. Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec Consultants in their Oak Brook, Illinois office.  He has been a practicing engineer for 22 years and has been involved in multiple projects involving the analysis, design, and inspection of anchored walls, landslide stabilization systems, soil nail walls, earth slopes, braced excavations, MSE walls, gabion walls, and deep soil mixing for earth and foundation support.  Paul has significant experience in the subsurf ...
  • Michael Lodato, P.G.

    Michael Lodato is a Principal Geologist based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the field of hydrogeology, site assessment, and remediation using innovative technologies. Specializing in the evaluation of industrial wastewater and contamination assessment and the remedial design of sites impacted with chlorinated solvents, metals, pesticides, and petroleum products, Mike has spent his career developing cost effective environmental solutions for public and pri ...
  • Neil Davies, C.Eng., P.E.

    Neil Davies is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the environmental remediation of former industrial manufacturing sites, and the design of civil infrastructure projects located throughout the United States and Europe. Specializing in the management and technical direction of large multidisciplinary civil and environmental infrastructure projects, Neil's project experience includes treatment systems, pi ...
  • Steve Layman, Ph.D.

    Steven Layman is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization, assessment, and mitigation of impacts to water resources. Steve is a technology leader in applying aquatic ecology, fish biology, and ecosystem management principles to water resource projects in eastern North America. His experience includes leading ecological assessments and managing project delivery for Clean Water Act permitting, National Env ...
  • Curtis Laush, Ph.D.

    Curtis Laush is a Senior Physical Chemist based in Texas with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the detailed analysis, monitoring, tracking, and management of air emissions produced by electric utilities, solid waste storage facilities, manufacturing plants, and similar industrial operations. As a trained gas phase chemist, Curt leads field measurement services and consults on maintenance services for air sampling technology. He also conducts training, provides ...
  • Michael Hayes, P.E.

    Michael Hayes is a Principal Civil Engineer based in West Virginia with more than 20 years of experience focused on project management and engineering experience for client projects, including remediation of hazardous waste sites; Brownfields redevelopment; water and wastewater treatment; pumping systems and pump stations; solid waste facility capping and closure; petroleum distribution; storage tank design and containment; site investigations and wetlands mitigation. Mike specializes ...
  • John Seymour, P.E.

    John Seymour is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with over 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep foundation engineering, and construction management. His clients include major electric utilities based in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states as well as PRP groups. John's practice focuses on all aspects of the permitting, design and remedy implementation of Superfund (CERCLA) and RCRA projects. He has led many projects and provided professional consu ...
  • Brandon Mogan, P.E., LEED AP

    Brandon Mogan is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in South Carolina focused on air permitting and compliance for the industrial manufacturing, transportation, solid waste management, natural gas transmission, and electric utility sectors. As a consultant, Brandon's experience offers clients a strong synthesis of technical and regulatory expertise. He develops innovative solutions to complex regulatory issues facing clients across the United States. Brandon's in-depth ...
  • Robby White

    Robby White is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 20 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation, solid waste management, capital planning, and construction management. His clients include solid waste companies and major electric utilities based in the Southeastern United States. Specializing in constructability and feasibility evaluations, cost estimating, and implementation of field-focused projects, Robby's first-han ...
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Geosyntec is a specialized 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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