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