Maple Ridge Wind Energy Program
Setting the Standard for Renewable Energy Projects
Tetra Tech provided environmental construction compliance, value and design engineering, and civil construction services for the Maple Ridge Wind Farm Project in Lewis County, New York. This “green” project is part of a statewide effort to ensure 25 percent of New York’s energy is produced by clean, renewable technologies by 2013.
The completed project consists of 195 turbines with a 12-mile 245 kV Article VII transmission line. In less than four weeks, Tetra Tech reviewed 38 environmental permits and evaluated them for any construction-related environmental compliance measures. Working side by side with our client, we developed a program to meet all environmental construction requirements in the most efficient manner possible. We presented the compliance program—the first ever done in New York for a wind farm—to the enthusiastic approval of the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Tetra Tech delineated wetlands on this 12,000-acre project site ahead of construction. We trained 60 construction workers, agency personnel, and owner personnel in how to use the environmental compliance tools we created. Most importantly, Tetra Tech obtained every preconstruction clearance that was part of our scope of work two days before schedule.
With projects around the country, Tetra Tech is now at the forefront of the energy industry, providing a full range of environmental, engineering, and construction services for wind energy development projects.