Solar

National Grid Tupper Lake Substation

NYPA Environmental Monitoring

NYPA Licensing & Permitting Term Contract

National Grid Transco Survey

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Substation

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

National Grid Piercefield Transmission Line

Solar

Chazen provides a wide range of services to the solar industry including site selection and feasibility assessment, civil engineering design, visual assessment and simulation and entitlement assistance. Our familiarity with local concerns helps you design an approval-ready project. We can also assist with the construction inspection, administration process and various other services. Maximum efficiency is your goal and we understand how to site and lay out your facility to obtain it.

National Grid Tupper Lake Substation

Tupper Lake, NY

Chazen was contracted by National Grid to fast track a wetland delineation for a substation upgrade, completing it in less than one week from authorization to proceed. Chazen worked with National Grid’s surveyors to complete the survey work, and prepared and submitted the wetland delineation report to regulatory agencies for verification. The project required permits from the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Chazen assisted in submitting the permit application to the APA including the General Information Request (GIR), Wetland Supplemental Information Request (SIR) and a Commercial Uses SIR. Permits from The Army Corps of Engineers and NYSDEC were also obtained.

NYPA Environmental Monitoring

Delhi, NY

Chazen provided environmental monitoring services for the Marcy South Series Compensation Project. The project involved constructing series capacitor banks on the northeast corner of a New York State Electric and Gas Corporation substation and adjacent to the NYPA-maintained transmission corridor.

Chazen acted as NYPA’s on-site representative, with “stop work” authority, to ensure that all construction activities were conducted in accordance with the Public Service Commission (PSC) approving orders and other applicable laws and regulations. Chazen reviewed quality control issues with NYPA and monitored construction weekly.

NYPA Licensing & Permitting Term Contract

Various Locations, NY

Chazen was selected by NYPA for a Licensing & Permitting five-year term contract. The contract includes assisting in the siting, environmental review and permitting of transmission and generation projects, including new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities.

National Grid Transco Survey

Pleasant Valley, NY

Chazen surveyed a portion of the 150-mile Edic to Pleasant Valley Transmission Line. The survey included 22 miles of transmission line from the Dutchess County -Columbia County Line to the Con Edison Substation in Pleasant Valley. Chazen’s services included land records research, desktop mapping, field survey including GPS control and conventional terrestrial traverse, right-of-way and easement determination, and identification of easement deficiencies and mapping. Chazen also coordinated utility designating along the route as the Iroquois Transmission gas pipeline also occupied space within the corridor.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Substation

Saugerties, NY

Chazen provided complete site plans for a proposed electric substation including grading, drainage, client proprietary surface treatments, driveway design and fencing layout. Chazen also completed an endangered species habitat assessment, wetland delineation and due diligence review on the 20-acre site.

 

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

Various Locations

Chazen provides wetland and ecological services along Iroquois’s utility corridor, which stretches from the St. Lawrence River to Long Island. Services include stream and wetland delineations, endangered species reviews, and identification of invasive species concentrations prior to vegetative mowing along the right-of-way. Chazen also provides permitting for cathode protection installation, stream subsidence and bank stabilization efforts, and vegetation maintenance monitoring to ensure compliance and to minimize the spread of invasive species.

National Grid Piercefield Transmission Line

Piercefield, NY

Chazen undertook a wetland delineation of the right-of-way where poles were to be relocated for the Piercefield Transmission Line near the Raquette River. The purpose of the project was to relocate the power line to avoid on-going icing problems. In addition to the wetland delineation, Chazen prepared a Joint Permit Application to the Army Corps of Engineers, which also included application to the NYSDEC and APA. Chazen coordinated the preparation of a visual impact assessment, which included developing visual simulations. Chazen also organized the reviews of state and federally protected species and cultural resources. Chazen obtained Corps, NYSDEC and APA permits for the project.