MORRISTOWN, N.J.— The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently awarded The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) a fourth consecutive indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued up to nearly $15 million to provide hydroelectric and environmental engineering support services.

Louis Berger will provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation for licensing nonfederal hydropower projects and ensuring environmental concerns are addressed before licenses are issued by the commission. For 15 years, Louis Berger has prepared more than 125 environmental assessments and environmental impact statements and completed more than 200 tasks for the commission’s Office of Energy Projects.

“In recent years, the commission has experienced exponential growth in the number of filings for permits and license applications, placing increasing demands on staff and resources,” said Jess Commerford, senior vice president of Louis Berger’s planning, facilities and resource management business unit. “For more than a decade, we have helped the commission successfully manage these challenges, and we are pleased to continue in this role.”

Louis Berger will evaluate proposed projects for engineering issues and potential environmental impacts on fish and wildlife, cultural resources and recreational activities as well as recommend measures for resource protection, mitigation and enhancement.

The contract carries one base year and four option years.

About The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides architecture, engineering, program and construction management, disaster response/recovery, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.