GEOTILL’s services to the hydropower generation industry grew out of our rich history in geotechnical engineering, which positioned us to be an outstanding firm in dam engineering. Under the regulatory authority of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the hydro industry must comply with rigorous national standards for the design, operation and maintenance of dams and storage reservoirs, as well as the canals, flow lines, and penstocks associated with hydro projects. GEOTILL’s focus  on the safety aspects of hydropower including dam and facility inspections, evaluations of potential safety issues and design and construction of remedial measures to improve safety and operational reliability. Several of our staff have extensive backgrounds in planning, FERC licensing, and design of hydroelectric projects.