Peak demands…®

Balancing utility reliability with regulatory change

CEC has delivered conventional and mission-critical services to the power industry for decades. We’re a provider of choice due to our in-depth, long-term engagements with some of the nation’s largest, most complex power-related projects. Electric utilities, independent power producers and developers, and EPC organizations rely on us to manage risk, regulatory requirements, and financial expectations. Our capabilities cover areas such as real estate/property services, custom environmental management systems, and CCR management and beneficial use. We also provide guidance through strategic asset obligation management and repurposing to minimize legacy environmental obligations and maximize economic benefit.

CEC is ranked at #19 in Fossil Fuel among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

  • Air Quality Monitoring, Permitting, and Compliance
  • Air Dispersion Modeling
  • Perimeter Ambient Air Monitoring
  • CEMS Certification and Auditing

  • Aquatic Biomonitoring
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Evaluations
  • Wetland and Stream Delineations, Permitting, and Mitigation
  • Ecological and Cultural Resource Assessments and Mitigation

  • Phase I and II Environmental Assessments
  • Human Health Risk Assessments
  • Environmental and Multimedia Compliance Audits
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental and Data Management Systems
  • Radiological Environmental Monitoring

  • Site Assessments, Characterization, and Planning
  • GIS and Survey Services
  • Geotechnical Subsurface Investigations
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, Site Development, Redevelopment, and Facility Improvements
  • Design/Build of Oil Containments for Substations
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
  • Structural Condition Assessments
  • Construction Inspection, Survey, and Management
  • Land Use Options and Facility Repurposing

  • Facility Decommissioning and Demolition
  • Site Closure Demolition, Permitting, Inspection, and Administration
  • Underground Storage Tank Closure and Remediation
  • Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation
  • Site Remediation and Remedial Design
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans
  • PCB Audits and Spill Cleanups

  • CCR Landfill and Impoundment Engineering, Permitting, and Compliance
  • CCR Beneficial Use Evaluations
  • Agronomic Studies and Revegetation Programs

  • Clean Water Act Permitting, Studies, and Compliance
  • Effluent Limitation Guidelines Planning, Implementation, and Compliance
  • Hydrogeology and Groundwater Assessment, Monitoring, and Modeling
  • Hydrographic Surveys
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment and Management
  • Bench-scale and Large-scale Treatability Testing
  • Water Balance Evaluations

The power industry is the backbone of the industrial world, supplying the energy that fuels businesses, schools, cities, and homes. This fundamental sector of our economy continues to undergo profound change, and CEC has been a trusted partner along the way for organizations across the industry: from power generation to electric utilities to renewable energy development. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists, and professional consultants brings in-depth hands-on experience working in and with the power industry on some of its largest and most complex projects. Our clients rely on us for technical expertise across a broad range of disciplines: from developing strategies to minimize risk, optimize performance, and reduce costs to maintaining regulatory compliance. We also connect our partners to the latest thinking and advancements across the industry, providing concise, timely information and regulatory updates to keep them ahead of the curve. If you want to know more about how we support the power industry, check out our website, or give us a call. We’d love to talk.

Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Power Lead

(724) 387-6350 | Read Bio

Ms. Black is a chemical engineer, an Engineer-in-Training, and a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., where she serves as the corporate leader of the Power Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, she is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Power submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Ms. Black uses her 20 years of experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities in the Power market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.

Ms. Black has extensive experience in air permitting of major and minor sources throughout the United States and has assisted clients in the power, oil and gas, and manufacturing market sectors. Her expertise includes environmental permitting, environmental auditing, environmental compliance review, emission inventory development, and technical writing and review. She has completed various environmental permit applications including applications for Title V air permits, permits to install, and permits to operate new sources. She also assists clients with annual reporting requirements including Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports, Air Emission Inventory (AEI) reports, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reports, and Title V compliance reports. In addition to her expertise in air quality, Ms. Black has assisted clients with multi-media compliance through auditing and developing database tracking systems. She is actively involved in the Air and Waste Management Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

What We Do

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