Montrose offers an array of services for the power generation industry, ranging from regulatory compliance, permitting and consulting to wastewater consulting, and emission testing services.  With locations conveniently located throughout the U.S. and Canada, we offer integrated services for the unique requirements of the power generation industry.

Our testing services include source testing, laboratory analysis, LDAR, and ambient air monitoring.  We provide our power generation clients with a variety of stack testing services, and our technicians have pioneered many of the testing methods we use to measure and quantify low concentrations of pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), resulting from modern power generation technology.  We’ve developed emerging test methods to accurately measure formaldehyde levels emitted from gas turbines used for electric power generation that are far below the regulatory limits. Because of our skilled team members, we’ve successfully completed thousands of tests at hundreds of power generation sites in the U.S. and Canada.

The environmental permitting and regulatory compliance team at Montrose helps our power generation clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance with federal, state and local regulations throughout the U.S.  Our team members have decades of experience so we can take on the toughest challenges and deliver successful outcomes without hesitation.

Our soil and groundwater remediation team, planning and ecosystem consulting group, water treatment team, and engineering group have provided services spanning the full breath of assignments from small geotechnical investigations for tank foundations to the closure of 100+ acre coal ash basins.  We’ve provided compliance support such as air permitting and Right-To-Know reporting, development of SPCC, PPC, FRP and SPR plans and training, emergency spill response oversight and closure, secondary containment designs and dam assessments. Our teams routinely solve the most complex problems related to designing, building, and operating power generation plants.

For more specific services related to our offerings, please see below.

Power Industry Services

  • Testing
    • Source Testing for Criteria pollutants and Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Mercury Controls and Compliance Testing, including EPA Method 30B
    • Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) Testing, including Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA), Calibration Gas Audits (CGA), Quarterly Relative Accuracy Audits (RAA), and Linearity Checks – 40 CFR Part 60 and Part 75
    • Installation and Operation of Temporary Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), including FTIR
    • Control Equipment Engineering and Performance Guarantee Testing, including SCR Tuning and Optimization
    • Particulate Size Distribution Evaluations
    • Ambient Air Sampling Studies for PM and Metals (HiVol)
    • Engine and Turbine Testing for NOx, CO, Formaldehyde, and VOCs
    • Low-level, Real-time Formaldehyde Testing
  • Lab Services
    • EPA 8015B – TPH – GRO, DRO, ORO
    • EPA 8270C – Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds
    • EPA 6010B/7471 – CAM 17 Metals
    • EPA 7196/7199 – Hexavalent Chromium
    • EPA 314.0 – Perchlorate
  • Flue-gas Desulfurization Wastewater Treatment Alternative Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Preliminary Design Report and Associated Cost Estimates
  • Coal-Fired Power Plants Wastewater Treatment
  • Selenium, Arsenic, Nitrate, and Other Contaminant Removal
  • Detailed Design Services for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water and Wastewater Turnkey Projects, including Equipment Procurement
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment System Installation and Engineering Services During Construction
  • Water and Wastewater System Startup and Commissioning
  • Coal Combustion Residual Beneficial Reuse Assessments
  • Coal Combustion Residual Impoundment Dewatering Design & Management and In-Place Closure Design
  • Dam/Embankment Geotechnical Assessments
  • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Vapor Intrusion Investigations and Mitigation
  • PFAS & Emerging Contaminants Assessments
  • Hydrogeologic Assessments
  • Spill Investigations
  • Soil Stabilization, Excavation & Removal, and Ex-Situ Remediation
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • AST/UST Management & Closure
  • Contaminated/Clean Soil Management Plans
  • In-Situ Groundwater Restoration
  • Facility Expansion Civil Engineering
  • Sinkhole Investigation and Mitigation
  • Secondary Containment System Design
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Design/Upgrades
  • Stream Crossing Design & Permitting
  • Impoundment Design, Upgrades and Closure
  • Landfill Design, Upgrades and Closure
  • Sediment Remediation
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
  • Decontamination/Demolition Plans
  • Air Permitting – New Construction, Modifications, and Renewals, PSD, Title V, Synthetic Minor
  • Agency Negotiations, Addressing Public Comments and Petitions
  • Permitting Evaluations – Assessing Requirements for Potential Projects, including Complex Air Dispersion Modeling, to Identify the Optimal Permitting Approach
  • Air Recordkeeping and Reporting – Preparing Quarterly, Semiannual, and Annual Compliance Reports
  • Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and Acid Rain Rule Compliance
  • GHG Mandatory Reporting – Preparing and Submitting Annual GHG Reports
  • EPCRA 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting
  • EPCRA 312 Tier II Hazardous Material Storage Reporting
  • NPDES Storm Water Industrial Permitting and Reporting
  • NPDES Wastewater Discharge Permitting and Reporting
  • SPCC and FRP Plans
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Compliance Programs
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Ash Management Consulting
  • Archeological Studies and Monitoring
  • Consultation with Tribal Governments (Native Americans/Indian Tribes)
  • NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Biological Studies and Monitoring
  • Environmental Constraints Analysis
  • Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA) for Site Remediation, NEPA, and Mitigation/Restoration Planning
  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Spill Response and Planning
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA)
  • Land Eco Asset Valuation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans