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A selection of case studies from the Power sector

  • ERM recognized with Envision Platinum Award for Holland Energy Park Project

    ERM was recognized in the Natural World category of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Platinum Award for its work on the Holland Energy Park Project.

    Power
  • ERM Observations and Insights from EUEC 2016

    Read ERM's top line view of the key themes and observations from EUEC 2016, and our insights around them.

    Power
  • Highlights from ERM: POWER-GEN Asia and ASEAN Power Week

    POWER–GEN Asia 2015, as part of the ASEAN Power Week, was held in Bangkok on September 1-3, 2015. The event had over 7,000 participants attending the exhibition hall and over 800 delegates attending the conference proceedings, being the most...

    Power
  • Observation and Insights from EUEC 2015

    EUEC 2015, the Energy, Utility and Environmental Conference and Expo, is the largest conference of its kind in the United States and a key platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry, and...

    Power
  • Highlights from POWER-GEN Asia 2014

    Read observations and insights from ERM on POWER-GEN Asia 2014 

    Malaysia
    Power
  • Case Study: Kelson Transmission Company LLC

    Background Engaged by Kelson Transmission Company LLC to complete environmental assessments and manage cross-agency permit applications for a new transmission line in Texas, US. Our Approach Kelson Transmission Company LLC, an affiliate of Kelson...

    United States
    Power
  • Case Study: Horizon Power

    Background Investigate the nature and extent of contamination at a site prior to redevelopment in rural Australia for Horizon Power Our Approach In 1998 ERM was commissioned to undertake an investigation and install a product recovery system at a...

    Australia
    Power
  • Case Study: Energy Resources

    Delivering a “world class” ESIA that met the challenges of developing the most advanced coking coal operation in Mongolia Energy Resources (ER) needed an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to be completed to develop Mongolia’s most...

    Power
  • Case Study: E.ON Kraftwerke AG

    Preparing a Sustainability Impact Assessment to consider the contribution a coal fired power plant could make to the local area. Background E.ON Kraftwerke AG (E.ON) planned to develop a coal fired power plant at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium....

    Belgium
    Power
  • Case study: E.ON

    Assessing the impacts of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farm proposals for E.ON.

    United Kingdom
    Power
  • Case study: Devon Energy

    An international team from the UK, US and Brazil worked with Devon Energy to develop a best practice social investment project in Brazil, using International Guidelines that ERM developed in 2005. Background Devon Energy wanted to develop a best...

    Brazil
    Power
  • Case Study: Compañia Electrica El Platanal S.A.

    Background Update an environmental management plan as Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal S.A. plans to expand a reservoir in Peru. Our Approach El Platanal, fed by the Cañete River in southern Peru’s Andean foothills, will be the country’s second...

    Peru
    Power
  • Case Study: Amprion

    Providing environmental documentation for spatial planning and final approval procedure for a 160km long 380kV transmission line Background Amprion GmbH operates a transmission system with voltage levels of 380.000 and 220.000 volts. The key task ...

    Germany
    Power
  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

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  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

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  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

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  • ERM experts address MATS in US power publication

    The power generation landscape in the US is on the verge of fundamental change.  The combination of new-found shale gas supplies with stringent new EPA power plant regulations combine to form a perfect storm threatening survival of many existing...

    United States
    Power
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

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  • W Ian Hamilton appointed to lead ERM’s Global Human Factors Team

    Ian Hamilton  has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Human Factors by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as evidenced by his appointment as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. 

    United Kingdom
    Power
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM leads at North America’s Energy Utility and the Environment Conference

    ERM will be presenting 17 papers at the Energy Utility and the Environment Conference (EUEC) 2012, which is being held from January 31- February 1 in Phoenix, Arizona. The event is North America’s largest professional networking and educational...

    United States
    Power
  • Energy and EHS in China

    Discussing Energy and EHS in China's Sichuan Province. Read more about the work going on there including two case studies relating to hydro power and the World Commission on Dams Compliance Review

    China
    Power
  • An overview of EHS and Energy in Western China

    Arjen van Schaijk is the Regional Manager for ERM’s operations in Western China. Here he talks about EHS and Energy in the region.    

    China
    Power
  • ERM appoints Leah Bissonette as the Power Sector Lead for North America

    Leah Bissonette has joined ERM as the Managing Partner for the Power Sector in North America. In this role she will enhance the expertise we offer to our clients on both program development and implementation for all sectors including renewable an...

    United States
    Power
  • Vattenfall and Scottish Power Renewables appoint ERM as lead environmental consultant in the development of offshore wind project

    Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, the developers of the East Anglia offshore windfarm zone, have appointed ERM as lead environmental consultant to assist in the development of the first offshore wind project in the 7.2GW Round 3 Norfolk Ban...

    United Kingdom
    Power
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

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  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

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