When designing a battery energy storage system (BESS) to meet local noise ordinance requirements, developers and engineers must address noise emissions, especially when located in proximity to noise-sensitive areas like residential communities, schools, and medical campuses. Unlike photovoltaic (PV) solar facilities that primarily generate noise from inverters, BESS facilities have multiple noise sources (sometimes three
The South Cheyenne Solar Project will reduce Wyoming’s carbon footprint and provide a renewable energy option for residents of Laramie County, Wyoming. Dudek conducted a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) and a critical issues analysis (CIA) for the development and planning of the site and completed numerous environmental technical studies to assist Q Cells
The operation of wind energy facilities can potentially harm bats, but the true extent of this danger is not fully understood. In some US regions, a significant challenge to developing wind energy is finding ways to lower the number of bats that collide with wind turbines while maintaining high power production levels. When developing or
Dudek’s engineers and scientists help design, construct, and operate industrial water and wastewater treatment systems throughout the United States. We provide comprehensive and integrated services to a wide range of industrial clients, addressing technical issues involving potable water, stormwater, groundwater, leachate, wastewater, process water, and semi-solids.
What is thermal runaway? As more renewable energy projects are developed and come online, there is an increasing need for large-scale energy storage development. A battery energy storage system (BESS) is able to store excess electricity generated by certain renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) and when needed, quickly inject that electricity back
What are the current ALTA survey requirements? The Minimum Standard Detail Requirements (ALTA Standards) for American Land Title Association (ALTA)/National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Land Title Surveys (ALTA survey requirements) were last updated in February of 2021. Often referred to simply as ALTA surveys, these boundary surveys are created according to a set of minimum standards
The Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage Facility aims to be the world’s largest solar-plus-storage project. The project is located in Kern County, on land leased from Edwards Air Force Base as well as on adjacent private land. Once built, the project could have a capacity of up to 1,118MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and 2,165 megawatts
To address and reverse global effects caused by a rapidly changing climate, various industries have emerged that are leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though alternative energy production. However, sometimes alternative energy projects which are focused on issues global in scale, run into issues protecting sensitive narrow endemic plant species at the local scale
California is a prime location for offshore wind development for two reasons: first, it has some of the strongest and steadiest wind anywhere in the world and second, there is high demand for renewable energy in the California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO) market. In addition, technological advances for floating offshore wind turbines make the depths
SDG&E undertook a power line replacement of nine 12- and 69-kilovolt (kV) electric facilities spread throughout an approximate 880-square-mile area in eastern San Diego County, within and around the Cleveland National Forest (CNF). Power line replacement included fire-hardening, relocating, and undergrounding facilities along 145 miles.