Verdantas was engaged by EverPower Renewables to perform a series of environmental due diligence investigations for a large wind turbine electrical generation facility in Champaign County, Ohio.
The area is characterized by a ridge of resistant bedrock which rises 300-500 feet above the surrounding plain. The area possesses generally acceptable wind speed and power for the purpose of electrical generation.
Verdantas developed a scope of work for moving the proposed wind turbine project through the environmental review and permitting process, including producing expert reports on surface waters, ecological communities, endangered species, and cultural resources, and preliminary studies of the geotechnical, hydrogeological and transportation aspects of the project. Verdantas also assisted EverPower in presenting the results of the work to the public, and federal, state, county, and local agencies in a series of meetings designed to familiarize officials with the project, provide early input to project development and set up lines of communication regarding the project.