Strategic and informed selection of sites and routes is the critical first step for every project. We have a series of relationships with local real estate experts in a wide range of geographies that we leverage to find the best possible deals for each of our clients and to meet each project’s requirements. We analyze biological issues, slope and terrain, incompatible zoning or land use issues, and other site characteristics using a variety of tools to screen for fatal flaws. We partner with experts in transmission planning and Geographic Information Systems to review large geographic regions quickly. We conduct site visits early and prioritize opportunities quickly. Many factors influence site selection, and we understand them thoroughly. Much of the value we bring to this task is the intuition of knowing which site is the “right” site.
Fontana Energy Associates becomes a full, integrated partner in its clients’ projects.
Clients often engage us in strategic planning well before beginning a project. In today’s highly competitive and fast-paced energy market, these early activities often make the difference between success and failure—whether it’s through the choice of geographic region, the selection of technology, or target pricing.
Once development begins, Fontana Energy Associates often leads focused investigations on selecting the optimum site, manages critical activities such as preparing permit applications, directs environmental and legal consultants, and manages the overall development.
We offer the following specific services and often act as the lead developer, integrating these activities seamlessly into projects on your behalf. This flexibility to do what you need most sets us apart.