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Energy :: Development

DEA offers a full range of energy development services for traditional and renewable projects. From regulatory approvals through design, permitting, construction, and operation, we act with initiative, creativity, and accountability to deliver the outcomes you need. We tailor our services to the needs of our clients and navigate complex requirements. From scoping to final delivery, we work in close collaboration with our clients to meet their project needs.

Project Development Services

Siting and Permitting
  • Site feasibility and due diligence analysis
  • Environmental studies and documentation
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations
  • NEPA / SEQA / CEQA documentation
  • NPDES permitting / SWPPP preparation
  • Project management
  • Water Quality Management Plans (WQMP)
  • Zoning and entitlements
  • Visual impact studies
  • Public outreach
Survey and Geomatics
  • ALTA surveys
  • 3D High Definition Laser Scanning (HDS)
  • Ground-based LiDAR
  • Aerial mapping / photography
  • Infrared surveys
  • Water crossing and hydrographic surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Legal descriptions and plat maps
  • Title research
  • Control surveys
  • Boundary / cadastral surveys
  • sUAS photogrammetrics

Engineering Services

  • Civil, structural, and electrical engineering
  • BOP engineering program management
  • Grading design
  • Site layout design
  • Roadway design
  • Transportation planning and traffic engineering
  • Drainage and hydrology
  • Water / wastewater engineering
  • Spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC)
  • Cost estimates / bid support
Construction Management
  • Construction scheduling
  • Bid proposal solicitations
  • Field coordination
  • Contract administration and accounting
  • As-builts and inspection
Substation Design
  • Project scoping, siting and cost estimating
  • One-line and three-line diagrams
  • Relaying and SCADA
  • Physical design
  • Site civil design
  • IEEE 693 finite element analysis
Transmission Design
  • Route selection
  • Structure design
  • Foundation design
  • Joint use analysis (IKE System)
  • Conductor economic analysis
  • Construction assembly drawings and materials lists
  • Construction specifications
  • Bid documents


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