JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc.has over 20 years of specialized work experience with the electric power industry. We have worked at over 70 electric-power generating stations and hundreds of transmission and distribution facilities. JBR employees have conducted hundreds of baseline studies, permitting, monitoring, and compliance projects at a variety of electric power facilities. This experience gives us a thorough understanding of operational and engineering constraints, as well as public concerns and ways to address them.
Electric energy related services include:
Our historical client list includes regulated and non-regulated power providers from small rural companies to the largest utilities in the West. Facilities we have worked with include:
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Compliance Audits for Multiple Coal-fired Power Plants
JBR has performed comprehensive environmental compliance audits at more than 10 coal-fired electrical generation power plants in the mountain west region periodically over the last 15 years.
Desert Tortoise Surveys, Nevada Power's Reid Gardner Facility
JBR biologists conducted presence-or-absence and zone of influence surveys for the presence of the Threatened desert tortoise on 560 acres near Moapa, Nevada. These desert tortoise surveys were in support of Nevada Power Company’s Reid Gardener Power Plant Facilities Expansion Project.
Garkane Energy 138 kV Line Environmental Impact Statement
JBR is working with the Dixie National Forest as a third-party contractor to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 138 kV transmission line that would provide needed additional power capacity to Hatch, Utah.
Greater Sage-grouse Consulting Services Including Surveys and Monitoring for Mining and Energy Clients
JBR has provided and is currently provided many consulting services to mining and energy clients related to the greater sage-grouse and its status as a candidate species on the Threatened or Endangered list.
Magma Energy (U.S.) Corp. Geothermal Exploration, Soda Lake, NV
JBR is conducted field surveys in preparation for an environmental assessment for multiple drill pads and access roads for this geothermal exploration project.
NEPA Permitting for Impacts to Greater Sage-grouse Habitat
JBR has provided and is currently providing NEPA services to mining and energy clients which includes greater sage-grouse analysis.
PacifiCorp/UAMPS St. George Switchyard & 138/345 kV Power Line Upgrade Project, UT
JBR's team of GIS, biology, and NEPA specialists conducted all aspects of the environmental permitting process for a proposed switchyard and transmission line in St. George, UT.
Plotting Project Boundaries in Relation to Critical Greater Sage-grouse Habitat
JBR has provided categorization maps for clients showing critical greater sage-grouse habitat in relation to project boundaries per data provided by NDOW.
Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan for a Confidential Utility
JBR worked closely with corporate and facility professionals to develop and implement compliant SHWMPs for eight coal-fired and seven gas-fired generation facilities located in the Rocky Mountain West.
Source Emission Testing for an Energy Facility, AZ
JBR conducted source emission testing at the Calpine Corporation's South Point Energy Center to determine compliance, conduct a RATA audit, and to establish new emissions factors to be used in future monitoring and reporting.
Utah Groundwater Discharge Permit Compliance for a Coal-Fired Power Plant
JBR provided regulatory compliance services to a Utah electrical power plant, related to uncontrolled releases of contaminants from bottom ash ponds that spanned more than 100 acres.
Utility Asset Transaction Projects, Flathead Electric Cooperative and Western Oregon Electrical Cooperative, Flathead, Montana and Vernonia, Oregon
JBR provided environmental management services to these electrical cooperative transaction projects.