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Edison Electric Institute 10th Annual Utility Infrastructure Siting Workshop

12 - 14 October 2015

Environmental Resource Management (ERM) and Natural Resource Group (an ERM Group company) will be co-sponsoring, presenting and participating in the upcoming Edison Electric Institute Infrastructure Siting Workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 12 -14, 2015.

This three day conference focuses on best practices for successful project implementation from kick-off through project development, siting and land-use challenges, public and real estate issues, sensitive environmental constraints, regulatory approval and construction practices.

This conference will touch upon:

  • Project management
  • Siting constraints 
  • Natural resources 
  • Public outreach 
  • Use of technology 
  • Access 
  • Construction methods 
  • Land and easement rights
  • Regulatory and compliance

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Why Natural Recourse Group/ERM is participating

Our services for the Power Sector are designed to assist the industry in responding to a range of challenges. We support our clients as they enter new markets, often in the areas of site assessment and selection, and then as they invest in, license and construct major capital facilities. We have cutting-edge expertise in linear permitting and in supporting new energy delivery systems, as well as in air quality and GHG analysis and management, and in emerging issues such as life cycle analysis, and carbon capture and storage. Natural Resource Group and ERM focus on working with our clients to achieve operational excellence by ensuring fit-for-purpose systems are in place to achieve long-term compliance.

Learn more about ERM in the Power Sector 

Natural Resource Group/ERM at the conference

Natural Resource Group and ERM's experts will share their insights gained from recent involvement with a variety of interesting projects. Both companies have a long history and broad reputation for thought leadership within the power sector and will be avid participants at the conference.

  • Bill Johnsen, a Partner/Principal in Natural Resource Group’s Charlotte office will be presenting a session on the challenges of routing and siting electric transmission lines.
  • Rob Mickelson, a Project Manager and Regulatory Consultant in Natural Resource Group’s Charlotte office will be presenting a session on the importance of quality project environmental rehabilitation.

Others in attendance at the conference: 

  • Jonathan Schultis, a Project Manager and Regulatory Consultant in Natural Resource Group’s Charlotte office.
  • Kate Moran, a Regulatory Consultant in Natural Resource Group’s Denver office .
  • Dane Pehrman, an Impact Assessment and Planning Group Partner in ERM’s Ewing office.
  • Chris Rutledge, an Impact Assessment and Planning Group Partner in ERM’s Denver office.
  • Paul Banks, a Contaminated Site Management Group Partner in ERM’s Raleigh office.

ERM Speakers

Bill Johnsen
Monday, October 12 – Siting Transmission Lines around other Energy Infrastructure Natural Resource Group

Bill is a Partner/Principal in Natural Resource Group’s Charlotte office. Bill has worked in the energy industry since 1989 and focuses on electric transmission and pipeline infrastructure projects. He specializes in permitting strategies for large energy projects, routing and feasibility studies, energy system acquisition audits, and environmental training for the energy industry. Having worked on more than 20 oil and natural gas pipeline systems, Bill has extensive experience in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings, federal and state permit applications, and natural resource documents.

Rob Michelson
Tuesday, October 13 – Restoration Considerations in Various Topographical Settings

Rob is a Project Manager and Regulatory Consultant in Natural Resource Group’s Charlotte office. He has been working in the energy sector since 2006 and specializes in construction plans and environmental inspection, environmental field surveys and resource management, and pipeline operations and maintenance.   

 

Location

Hilton Charlotte City Center 
222 E. 3rd St.
Charlotte, NC 28202