Electric Power Generation

Power Generation Environmental Services

The power generation industry is well recognized for its interrelationship with the environment. Consequently power generation facilities and power generation projects are often scrutinized for their potential to impact natural resources. Given this likely outcome, it is imperative to be proactive in the consideration of potential environmental impacts when planning for new construction, facility modifications, and even permit renewals. It is also imperative to rely on supporting services that not only understand the environmental regulatory arena but also have extensive experience in the power generation industry.

Steigers Corporation has been actively engaged in power generation projects consistently for the past 20 years. We have a thorough understanding of the technologies associated with power production from coal, natural gas, diesel fuel, waste fuels, and biomass and the resultant environmental compliance considerations. Enlisting our support will effectively streamline and simplify your environmental compliance requirements.


  • Coal, Gasification, & Clean Coal Technology
  • Natural Gas
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Biomass
  • Waste to Energy
  • Tire Derived Fuel


  • Air Quality Permitting & Management
  • Water Quality Permitting & Management
  • Long-Term Compliance Systems
  • Facility Siting Feasibility
  • Facility Siting Permitting
  • Expert Compliance Review
  • Mitigation & Offset Strategies

Quality of Service

Steigers’ staff of expert scientists, engineers, and modelers have amassed the experience and qualifications to efficiently and effectively address the requirements and issues you could find on power generation projects of any size. We rely exclusively on the skills of senior staff with long-standing service to the power industry to ensure your project receives the quality of service necessary to avoid mistakes and to produce solutions that are tailored to meet your specific project or operating goals.

Power generation projects necessitate developing a base level of knowledge and understanding before the work of preparing permit applications or compliance documents can begin. Our past experience allows us to start our efforts from a position of in-depth understanding, which will support good project decision making during the feasibility stage, direction to avoid complications and eliminate unnecessary costs during the design phase, rapid resolution of problems that arise during the construction phase, and proactive (versus the typical reactive) support during operations. Our service is as comprehensive as the job requires.

Power Generation Services in Practice

Since 1993, Steigers Corporation has overseen the preparation of all permits required to bring the 50-MW Healy Clean Coal Project to fruition. The PSD permit application was the first major PSD permit application the state agency deemed to be technically complete as originally submitted. Our investigation of potential sulfur dioxide injury to vegetation helped convince the U.S. National Park Service that this environmentally sensitive project would not adversely affect natural systems in nearby Denali National Park and Preserve. This project has undergone a host of changes over the years, and the environmental program, while difficult at times, has continually met project development goals.

Steigers Corporation provides the many technical disciplines needed to meet the environmental requirements of the power generation industry.


  • Siting Studies
  • Impact Analyses
  • Permittability Studies
  • Compliance Costing Analyses
  • Preliminary Public Involvement
  • Regional Data Analyses

Project Design and Construction

  • Baseline Data Collection
  • Design Review
  • Engineering/Environmental Integration
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Air Quality Permitting
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Water Quality Permitting
  • Construction Permitting
  • Compliance Management
  • Public Involvement
  • Agency Negotiation

Project Operations

  • Compliance Tracking Systems
  • Permit Renewals
  • Annual Reporting
  • Facility Modification Permitting
  • Violation Resolution

Legislative Services

  • Technical Consultation
  • Expert Witness
  • Agency Compliance Proceedings
  • Legislative and Regulatory Policy Review