With a global push to reduce our carbon footprint and implement more effective environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), Ausenco is leading environmentally conscious design solutions for the mining industry.
In this series of articles, our 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 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.
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.
In this Insight, Maryanne Mason discusses how the Burlington team’s solution to reduce the annual grid power usage of the region resulted in a multi-million dollar grant for our client’s facility.
Ausenco created novel and cost-effective solutions to address previous environmental non-compliances.
Through the implementation of forward-thinking approaches we have been able to provide considerable cost savings to BluEarth related to wetland compensation requirements.
Successfully achieved the first utility-scale solar facility Ministerial Determination under the Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment Act.
With our expert testimony, the AUC approved the Project Facility Application in less than two months.
We successfully supported the Project from baseline data collection, through regulatory approvals, to the commencement of construction within a three-year period.
Ausenco engaged closely with AEP-FWS throughout the Project to support Project amendments to layout and technology throughout the permitting and approval process.