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  • Renewables

    In this series of articles, Hemmera’s experts look at the challenges, opportunities and solutions to environmental approvals for clean and renewable energy projects they’ve been involved in over the last two decades.

  • Understanding your EA commitments and how they impact construction and operation

    A critical part of the environmental assessment (EA) process for renewable energy projects is providing commitments around protecting the environment through all phases of project development, and through to operation.

  • Regional Differences in Environmental Assessments for Renewables

    Understanding environmental risk is critical for any renewable energy project. As discussed in the first article in this series, projects can be delayed, incur costly mitigation requirements, or even denied if environmental concerns aren’t properly addressed.

  • Understanding environmental risks early in a project and planning for successful operation

    Early environmental investigations and discussions with regulators as well as local stakeholders in advance of undertaking the formal approvals process is often critical to the success of a project.

  • Oldman 2 Winds Project: Hemmera created novel and cost-effective solutions

    Hemmera created novel and cost-effective solutions to address previous environmental non-compliances.

  • Yellow Lake and Burdett Solar Projects: Provide considerable cost savings to BluEarth

    Through the implementation of forward-thinking approaches Hemmera has been able to provide considerable cost savings to BluEarth related to wetland compensation requirements.

  • Riverview Solar Project: Successfully achieved the first utility-scale solar facility

    Successfully achieved the first utility-scale solar facility Ministerial Determination under the Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment Act.

  • Lanfine Wind Project

    With Hemmera’s expert testimony, the AUC approved the Project Facility Application in less than two months.

  • Windrise Wind Project

    Hemmera successfully supported the Project from baseline data collection, through regulatory approvals, to the commencement of construction within a three-year period.

  • Southern Alberta Wind Project

    Hemmera has engaged closely with AEP-FWS throughout the Project to support Project amendments to layout and technology throughout the permitting and approval process.