Stantec is a proven leader in the hydropower industry, consistently ranked by Engineer News Record (ENR) as a top firm. Dating back to 1920 we have developed hydroelectric projects, large and small, around the world. We are well versed in the regulatory and agency requirements for licensing, permitting and constructing hydro plants, having 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 hydropower owners and developers leadership in the assessment of their facilities and in making decisions for using their energy resources to power communities.

Our experienced engineers are poised to provide support for all elements of hydropower project development including:

  • Conceptual project design
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Sizing and selecting power-generating equipment
  • Evaluating transmission and interconnection requirements
  • Calculating expected energy
  • Developing conceptual powerhouse configurations
  • Preparation final designs for construction
  • Construction management services


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