To meet increasing electric service demands, energy providers plan extensive transmission, distribution and substation projects requiring myriad engineering and environmental services.


GZA provides natural resources, environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, geotechnical engineering, and construction monitoring, including:

  • Wetland Delineation and Documentation & Functional Assessments
  • Endangered Species Review and Field Surveys
  • GPS/GIS Mapping of Natural Resources and Access Routes
  • Hazard Tree Identification and Mapping/GIS Tracking Support for Resiliency
  • Permitting Analysis for Siting & Planning; Development of Permitting Plans
  • Historical Review and Coordination of Archeological Survey
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Compensatory Mitigation Development and Execution
  • Decommissioning Plans
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Federal Stormwater Permitting including SWPPP Development
  • Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Documentation
  • Construction Monitoring; Compliance Tracking and Documentation
  • Community Outreach Planning and Support
  • Vegetation Management Coordination, Management, and Oversight


GZA’s multidisciplinary expertise, proactive approach to regulatory agency engagement, and extensive experience in the power sector provide energy and utility clients support from planning through project close-out, helping them improve regional reliability, safety, and efficiency throughout New England, while addressing resiliency and compliance requirements.