Providing a reliable renewable energy source

We address all aspects of hydropower projects—from pumped storage and the upgrade of existing projects to feasibility studies of potential new build sites.

Consistently ranked by Engineer News Record (ENR) as a top firm, Stantec has worked on hydroelectric projects dating back to 1920. We’re well versed in the regulatory and agency requirements for licensing, permitting, and constructing hydro plants, and we’ve prepared and assisted in the preparation of client applications for multi-level requirements for licenses and exemptions. Our long-term, continuous position in the industry delivers leaders who can assess facilities and support decision making.

No matter the project, we partner with our clients to ensure our communities have access to environmentally-sound renewable energy.

We are designing, building and rehabilitating hydropower projects around the world
New Hydropower
MW of Rehabilitation
MW of New Hydro

We have designed more than 130 new hydroelectric projects.
Our team is currently rehabilitating over 23,000 MW of hydropower.
There is now over a 150,000 MW of hydropower now in operation, designed by Stantec.


Asset Management Our Stantec Asset Management (SAM) sustainability experts help you find the most accurate, actionable data about your built assets so you can meet your environmental, social, and governance goals.
Construction Management & Inspection From strategy to implementation, our Construction Management & Inspection teams reduce costs and field rework on energy projects..
Due Diligence & Consulting Stantec works with public and private sector clients and financing institutions to provide due diligence and engineering support for asset valuation for acquisition, divestiture, and power and energy projects.
Program Management Our clients have faced a large increase in workload due to various regulatory drivers, aging infrastructure, natural disaster recovery, and customer-focused capital and operational challenges.
Rehabilitation & Upgrades In the hydropower market there has been a shift from new construction to refurbishment, upgrade and life extension of existing facilities.
Planning, Feasibility Studies, and Design Planning-stage decisions to address longer-term risk mitigation are key to cost control. Stantec experts provide comprehensive planning and design services focused on constructability and value.
Licensing & Relicensing Stantec is an industry leader in serving clients as strategic advisors and full-service providers for the FERC licensing and relicensing of hydropower projects.

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