BAYSHORE REGIONAL SEWERAGE AUTHORITY

 

LOCATION: UNION BEACH, NJ

CLIENT: BAYSHORE REGIONAL SEWERAGE AUTHORITY

MARKET SECTOR: ENERGY UTILITY



PS&S provided permitting, design, and bid phase services for the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority’s (BRSA) Wind-to-Energy Project.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The BRSA planned the installation of a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine to generate power for their Union Beach, New Jersey wastewater treatment plant.

 

THE CHALLENGE

The wind turbine’s location adjacent to marshlands abutting the Raritan Bay and next to a residential community required PS&S to address sensitive environmental and public interest issues, as well as a challenging design scenario, within a complex regulatory setting involving multiple jurisdictions.

 

THE PS&S SOLUTION

PS&S obtained FAA approval in addition to CAFRA and Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permits to allow construction within 150 feet of mean high water of the bay. In support of permitting, PS&S also prepared a Level 2 Environmental Assessment, Noise Study, Flicker Study and Wetlands Mitigation Plan. Design services included civil, survey, geotechnical, structural and electrical engineering for installation of the wind turbine. PS&S also assisted with utility interconnect coordination.

The $6 million project is being funded through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT), including $3.8 million in grant funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

PS&S provided construction phase services for the project. The project will reduce emissions of up to 4 million pounds (2,000 tons) of carbon dioxide annually.

 

 

 

RELATED PROJECTS

CLARIDGE HOUSE CHP STUDY

ACUA WIND FARM

VANGUARD SOLAR

MUNICIPAL ENERGY AUDITS

BRICK UTILITIES ENERGY RESILIENCY

 

DISCIPLINES INVOLVED

CIVIL

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY

GEOTECHNICAL

MEPF

REGULATORY & PERMITTING

STRUCTURAL

SURVEY & LASER SCANNING