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Michael DeLallo
Power Business Development

Tom Bozeman
Power Delivery

Bill Whalen
Engineer-Procure-Construct Services

Clark Harrison
Power Business Development

Jack Whittier

Mike Bobinecz
Water for Power

Whether you’re facing compliance regulations, tackling a new generation project, modernizing day-to-day plant operations, upgrading a power delivery system, or adding utility-scale solar to your assets, our engineers have the right expertise to maximize your project’s results. Drawing on our long tenure of Engineer-Procure-Construct experience, our designs carefully consider the whole picture by being mindful of capital cost, constructability, operability and maintainability upfront for a more complete, realistic picture. The outcome is a more efficient, innovative and cost-effective solution without surprises.

CH2M HILL offers a broad spectrum of capabilities from permitting support, due diligence studies and asset management evaluations through to concept engineering, final designs, construction management, startup/commissioning and facility turnover. By using interactive, collaborative modeling, we can add value during the critical early stages of a project providing the highest impact on a project’s success. Our power technology specialists are ready to evaluate value propositions, assess technical risks, or develop an execution plan that sets the course toward success. Known for our award-winning, industry-leading project management skills, our experience spans all areas of fossil fuel power generation and delivery to the broad spectrum of renewable energy technologies.

Fossil Power Generation

Owner’s Engineering and Design Consulting Services

  • Program and project management, master planning
  • Feasibility and siting studies, strategic planning or alternatives analyses
  • Scope of work consulting and conceptual designs
  • Suitability of available technologies evaluation
  • Preliminary project budgets, schedules and design criteria
  • Technical specifications for owner-furnished equipment, source vendors for equipment, or write RFP’s for vendor bids
  • Consulting across multi-discipline engineering specialties (structural, electrical, mechanical, renewables, instrumentation and controls etc.)
  • Constructability reviews, construction specifications, estimating and scheduling
  • Projected project budgets and/or timelines evaluation
  • Procurement management, construction management and commissioning/startup consulting
  • Instrumentation and control system retrofits and upgrades

Decision Analysis

  • Indicative estimates and due diligence studies
  • Pro forma validations
  • Life-cycle cost estimates
  • Mergers and acquisition asset assessments
  • Energy conversion assessments (Solar-PV, CSP, gas, fuel cells, boilers, batteries, steam turbines, cogeneration)
  • Technology assessments
  • Assessment of pending environmental regulations, equipment or infrastructure deterioration, or project staffing needs

Maximizing Asset and Plant Improvements

  • Heat rate improvement for improved efficiency
  • Increased availability and reliability
  • Optimizing plant startup
  • Increased plant capacity
  • Fuel switching or co-firing
  • Coal, limestone and ash handling systems
  • Performance modeling and improvement

Regulatory Compliance

  • Clean Water Act Section 316(b) Services
  • Specialized water treatment and wastewater services for the power industry
  • Permitting and environmental compliance
  • U.S. Treasury and IRS compliance

Power Delivery

Feasibility, Siting, and Interconnection Studies

Transmission Engineering and Design Services

  • Route optimization and selection
  • Structure studies, selection and design
  • Foundation design
  • Transmission structure design
  • Overhead and underground transmission line design
  • Conduction studies and selection
  • Structure spotting, plan and profile
  • Material Specifications
  • Startup testing, construction management and inspection

Substation Physical Design Engineering

  • Feasibility studies and conceptual layout
  • Site selection, acquisition, arrangement and buss design
  • Foundation and grading design, steel selection and design
  • Conduit trench and cable design, grounding analysis and design
  • New substation facility designs and existing facility upgrade designs
  • SPCC plans and oil containment
  • GIS substation design and specifications
  • HV cabling and duct design
  • Startup testing, construction management and inspection

Substation Protection and Control Design

  • System studies, device settings and system coordination studies
  • Protection and control one-line, schematic, wiring and interconnection design
  • Relay changeouts and breaker replacements
  • SCADA and communications design and protective equipment
  • Substation automation and controls
  • Substation operations manuals

Physical Security


Planning, Impact Studies and Grid Assessments

  • Planning studies and evaluation of solar technology options
  • Feasibility studies and resource monitoring
  • Market analysis, grid impact study and interconnection assessment
  • Preliminary environmental and social impact assessment

Renewable Technology Consulting

  • Site evaluations
  • Strategic renewable energy planning, decision analysis, and financial analysis
  • Storage alternatives assessments
  • Solar engineering design and technology/vendor assessments — Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar
  • Power (CSP) fresnel, parabolic trough and solar towers
  • Wind turbine planning, analysis and implementation
  • Biomass resource assessments and utilization systems design
  • Net Zero planning, studies, design and implementation

Cost Estimating and Analysis

  • Utility sector project development including regulatory strategy, public-private partnerships and funding mechanisms
  • Finance mechanisms for renewable energy systems cost estimates and conducting financial analyses technology assessments
  • Pro forma validations

Sustainability, Environmental, Permitting

  • Siting, licensing and permitting of renewable energy facilities, on lands under local, state and federal jurisdiction
  • Permitting siting and licensing of energy/utility facilities
  • Sustainability and sustainable land use planning, visual impact analyses
  • Energy efficiency studies
  • Parasitic load assessments
  • Waste heat utilization