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Portfolio Category: Power and Energy

Investigation and Cleanup of the Seaholm Substation Site

[row] [span8] Client: City of Austin Location: Austin, Texas, USA Challenge. Define and address environmental impacts to soils and groundwater to allow redevelopment of property as the city’s new central public library Solution. A 2-acre property with an electrical substation in downtown Austin, the Seaholm Substation site is part of a larger decommissioned power generation…
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Permitting of a Solar Energy Plant in a Contested Basin

Location: Mojave Desert northeast of Barstow, California Challenge. Determine impacts of additional groundwater withdrawals required to meet water needs of a large solar plant project in the Dry Harper Lake Basin Solution. Water requirements for the proposed solar plant meant obtaining a permit for two new groundwater wells. INTERA personnel evaluated existing groundwater use in…
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Assessment of Water Availability at Potential Power Plant Sites

Client: Confidential Location: Neches and Fannin Counties, Texas, USA Challenge. Assessment of available water supplies, source water quality, and permitting requirements for siting of two power plants Solution. INTERA applied expertise with the surface and groundwater characteristics at both sites in conjunction with our experience working with groundwater conservation districts to define the most suitable…
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Evaluation of Water Availability for a New Power Plant Along the Sangamon River

Client: Peabody Energy Location: East-central Illinois, USA Challenge. In area with limited available hydrogeologic data, determine availability of water source to provide a minimum of 10 million gallons per day (MGD) required for operation of new power plant Solution. Recognizing that the limited available data required an innovative analysis approach to provide the high level…
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