Permit preparation for renewable energy projects

Comprehensive support to streamline construction and operational permit applications for wind and solar projects, and meet all jurisdictional requirements.

Before constructing or operating a wind or solar facility, jurisdictions demand developers and owners/operators have construction and operational permits. Preparing environmental impact assessments for permit applications takes strong project management and technical support. Having an independent expert like DNV prepare them can be invaluable; we provide you with technically sounds methodologies, well-prepared permit applications, and strategic advice.

Comprehensive permit preparation service
Our permit preparation services include:

  • Conducting all siting and environmental studies
  • Preparing local or municipal permit applications
  • Preparing state siting board or provincial permit applications
  • Preparing federal permits
  • Stakeholder engagement and expert hearing support
  • Creating management, mitigation, and monitoring plans

With a network of local experts around the world, our global perspective is informed by local understanding and local resources. Through a project-lifecycle approach to Permit preparation, we streamline the process for you while considering future design and construction parameters to limit required permit amendments. By combining environmental and permitting services with energy expertise, we can help developers optimize their project facilities, while taking into account realistic site constraints.

Global project management
Working closely with customers all over the world, we have successful applied for federal, state and local permits covering over 5,000 MW of wind and solar power. This empowers our professional team have a broader view – our ‘permitters’ sit side by side with engineers who perform the construction monitoring. Our experience is unsurpassed – we have worked with all major industry stakeholders and regularly provide strategic and policy advice to government agencies, NGOs and industry.

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Renewables environmental & permitting services

A one-stop shop for all of your environmental, permitting and social studies needs, to facilitate an efficient permitting process for renewable energy projects.


Siting and environmental studies for onshore wind and solar power

Our siting and environmental studies to help you to assess and minimize any potential environmental and social impacts at renewable energy project sites.


Renewables site identification and characterization

Helping developers make smart siting decisions for early stage renewable energy projects to streamline permitting processes and minimize the cost of energy.


Renewables construction and operational compliance

A tailored-approach to Construction and operational compliance provides independent assurance that your plants meets all regulatory requirements and deadlines.


Strategy & policy advice on renewables

Strategy & policy advice on renewables from DNV helps you make better strategic choices and design more effective policies.


Construction monitoring for wind and solar energy projects

Flexible monitoring services and wide-ranging expertise ensure your wind or solar project is built to spec, on time and on budget.


Renewables project engineering

DNV gives you all the renewables Project engineering support you need through every stage of building and managing an energy project.