Focused on the special needs and regulatory demands of the utility industry, GEI’s staff members have developed extensive experience with inspection and compliance at FERC-regulated facilities. Our engineers have performed hundreds of FERC 5-year Part 12D safety inspections at hydroelectric facilities throughout the U.S. We have extensive experience in the Probable Failure Modes Analysis Process (PFMA) process and facilitation. Six GEI staff members are FERC–approved Independent Consultants and three are PFMA Workshop Facilitators.
Fisheries issues are often of concern in FERC licensing. GEI works to assist clients with license compliance for fish passage, including threatened and endangered fish species. This involves planning and design of fish passage facilities of all types.
Many FERC compliance issues are driven by the need for data collection and reporting. The ability to control and report static head, pressure, discharge, gas saturation, temperature, turbulence, turbidity, sediment, and chemistry on a regular and sometimes real-time, basis is important. Compliance should not require laborious manual effort. The pathway to efficient and cost effective compliance is through 24/7 compliance automation and reporting. GEI provides clients integrated and reliable solutions inside and outside their existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).