Hydropower Feasibility, Retrofit Design and FERC Permitting

Owners of hydroelectric dams have long counted on GZA’s extensive experience in the fields of dam engineering and hydrology to assist them in constructing, repairing, and maintaining their structures.

GZA is also providing wider services, including licensing, permitting, environmental studies, design of new or rehabilitated small hydroelectric facilities as well as FERC Part 12D Dam Safety Inspections. 

GZA has provided engineering services at projects from 40 kW to 900 MW in size. Work scope includes full range of studies and design tasks to assist in the assessment and development of hydropower projects from conception to commissioning. This includes turbine selection and physical/structural upgrades of the powerhouse and related appurtenant facilities.