Our Services

Technical Assistance Support Services

Identification of Funding Sources.  Identifying funds from different Federal and State agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  Funds include those newly available under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (stimulus package) as well as continuous and non-recurring funding and technical assistance resources available through Federal agencies, State government, and National Laboratories. 

Liaison and Partnership Building.  Facilitating communications with Federal and State government personnel and others who may offer benefits for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  Benefits can include funding, in-kind contributions, or a partnership that helps make renewable energy and energy efficiency projects more competitive for available funding. 

Development of Funding Proposal Documentation.  Developing or providing assistance in developing proposal application documentation.  We use our extensive experience in developing proposals and serving on selection panels in the government sector to ensure applications meet all proposal requirements and are also written to best align the project and proposal to be rated highly.  Proposals are written to communicate the benefits and applicability that best position the projects to receive full funding. 

Support for Project Reporting and Project Management.  Assisting with Federal and State government reporting requirements and forms after the projects have been selected for funding, including assistance with any project modifications needed after the project is awarded, periodic reporting, and project close-out reports.

Award Negotiation Assistance.  Provide support during the negotiation phase with the Federal agency after application selection. This assistance would include budget justification strategy, indirect cost rate proposal development, payment provision options and development of the award’s terms and conditions. Assistance would also cover completing both standard Federal forms and agency-specific forms.

Waste DispositionDevelop sampling and analysis plans, assess data to determine waste classification, identify treatment paths if necessary, determine packaging needs, prepare waste profiles, and identify disposal options.  Coordinate with regulators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.

Environmental RemediationPerform planning for characterization and remediation of waste sites to remove the environmental insults.  Develop sampling and analysis plans, identify potential remediation options, and prepare regulatory documents.  Coordinate with regulators and assist in stakeholder interactions.

Environmental Compliance Support.  Providing support to complete Federal and State government environmental and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

Qualifying Facility.  Coordinate and submit documentation to become a Qualifying Facility (QF) under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  QF status may help in negotiations with potential lenders or utility purchasers.  When an applicant files a self-certification or application for FERC certification of QF status, it must at the same time provide a copy of the filing to the utilities with which the facility will transact, as well as to state  Public Service Commissions.