Hydropower

From the early stages of planning, permitting and compliance in renewable energy engineering through detailed design and construction management, our engineers are experts in hydropower project development, plant rehabilitation, retrofit and upgrade for conventional and pumped storage. Specialized expertise includes water intakes and outlets, penstocks, powerhouses and water conveyance systems on hydropower projects.

Regulatory Requirements, Planning and Permitting

Through effective and efficient project planning, ASSIST Consultants Inc. (ACI) experts provide comprehensive services and expertise in regulatory requirements, planning and permitting to ensure project success, with services including:

  • Expertise in local, state and international regulatory requirements
  • Public outreach
  • Feasibility analyses
  • Evaluation and design alternatives
  • Safety inspection/review
  • Equipment inspection and condition assessment
  • Financial planning
  • Preparation of specifications
  • Preparation and evaluation of tender documents
  • Water rights negotiations

Environmental Solutions

Whether building new or improving existing facilities, our sustainable solutions minimize the impact projects have on the environment and surrounding communities including:

  • Environmental impact assessment and study
  • Fish protection and passage facilities
  • Decommissioning
  • Hydrokinetic developments
  • Ultra low-head hydro
  • Ocean and wave energy systems
  • Seepage analysis

Preliminary and Detailed Design

Our multi-disciplinary design team blends expertise and proven reputation for innovative, quality design for hydropower projects including:

  • Civil, electrical, mechanical, geotechnical and architectural engineering and design
  • Technical, economic and financial feasibility studies
  • Hydraulic model studies
  • Hydrologic evaluation
  • System and reservoir modeling
  • Field and office studies
  • Preparation of study reports
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Design review
  • Computer hardware and software systems
  • Seismic reliability analysis

Construction and Construction Management

We offer a full range of high-value, “start-to-finish” pre-construction, construction and construction management services including:

  • Owner’s Engineer
  • Engineering services during construction and resident engineering services
  • Cost estimating
  • Procurement
  • Bid evaluation
  • Quality Control
  • Contracting strategies

Start-up and Commissioning

ASSIST Consultants Inc. (ACI) expertise runs the full lifecycle of a project, including partnering with our clients for project start-up and commissioning including:

  • Inspection and testing
  • Operations and maintenance support
  • Staff training and knowledge transfer

Program Management

Our experts have a proven track record of providing program management services to deliver complex energy programs, with services including:

  • Program controls
  • Risk analysis
  • Staff training and skills transfer
  • Right-of-way negotiations and land acquisition functions
  • Interagency coordination

Power Delivery

ASSIST Consultants Inc. (ACI) power delivery services include the interconnection of power to power grids around the country including the Afghanistan National Grid, Northern Electrical Transmission System (NEPS) and Southern Electrical Transmission System (SEPS).