Tips for Infill Battery Energy Storage Permitting

Powin Energy’s 2-megawatt (MW)/8-MW-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) recently went online fewer than six months after the project was awarded, marking an energy industry first for the speed of manufacturing, installing, and commissioning of an asset of this size on a distribution feeder.

New Guide for Desert Conservation Management

Ten million acres of public land in California deserts are under a new management blueprint with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval of the Record of Decision for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) in September.

New Substation in Renewable Infrastructure Goes On-Line

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has energized and is now using the new East County (ECO) substation as an integral part of the utility’s electric transmission system.

New Solar Project Compliance Monitoring

  Dudek is providing environmental construction compliance services for First Solar’s Solar Gen 2 project that broke ground September 18 in Imperial County. When completed in July, Solar Gen 2 will provide renewable energy to power approximately 60,000 California homes. As environmental compliance manager, Dudek is responsible for ensuring that environmental commitments included in the…

Video: Field Data Reporting Goes Mobile & Real-Time

  When archeologists discover a new cultural resources artifact at a construction site, the discovery often doesn’t cause a problem.  “Problems usually crop up post-discovery as a result of slow or incomplete communication to stakeholders about the discovery,” said Micah Hale, RPA, who leads Dudek’s cultural resources practice.  (Watch video) “There are stringent cultural resource…

Proposed Solar Facility Certified by California for Fast-Track Environmental Review

. Soitec’s proposed utility-scale solar facilities in San Diego County are the third project in California to be certified by Governor Brown for fast-tracked judicial and legislative review under the terms of the Jobs and Economic Improvement Act of 2011, commonly known as AB 900. Apple’s new Cupertino campus and the McCoy solar project in…

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