February 21, 2018 - Sargent & Lundy is presenting a wide range of papers at the upcoming 2018 Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC). The conference takes place March 5-7 in San Diego, California. The papers will cover current energy and environmental topics:
Exploring Oxidation and SCR Catalyst on Gas Fired Units, presented by Emily Kunkel and co-authored by Raj Gaikwad and Dave Helm, all of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation will review the additional specifications that may be required for gas-fired units and explore case studies of catalyst selection and design of the different types of gas-fired turbines.
A Closure In-Place Success While Facilitating Future Solar Facility at M.L. Kapp Generating Station, presented by Jason Fifarek of Sargent & Lundy and co-authored by William Skalitzky of Alliant Energy. This presentation will summarize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule (40 CFR 257), including the two options available for the closure of existing CCR surface impoundments (in-place closure and “clean closure”). For the M.L. Kapp Generating Station in Iowa, Interstate Power and Light Company opted to close the applicable impoundments in place. The primary impoundment was approximately 32 acres in size and contained nearly half a million cubic yards of CCR material. Beyond simply satisfying the requirements of the CCR rule, the closure system for the Kapp Station surface impoundment was also designed to facilitate reuse of the pond area for a future photovoltaic (PV) solar-electric generating facility.
Implications and Strategies for the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule Location Restrictions, presented by Tom Dehlin and co-authored by Dave Nielson, both of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation will discuss the restrictions of any CCR surface impoundments that are constructed above aquifers, adjacent to wetlands, near seismic areas, or near any geological area that is considered unstable under the U.S. EPA’s CCR Rule (40 CFR 257) requirements. The presentation will delve into a more detailed understanding of the location conditions and how to develop engineering strategies to save costs and lessen the impacts of a forced closure.
Minimizing Environmental Risk on Transmission Line Projects, presented by Claire Kwiatkowski of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation will provide an overview of environmental permitting requirements and risks associated with transmission line projects, including lessons learned from several recent projects. The presentation will focus on Nationwide Permit 12 and compensatory mitigation.