Dan Belin of Ecology and Environment, Inc. Briefs Congressional Delegation on
Challenges Facing the Electric Transmission Industry
LANCASTER, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- Dan Belin, AICP,
Electric Transmission Sector Lead at Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E
& E) (NASDAQ: EEI), joined other transmission industry leaders
recently in Washington, DC as a presenter at The High-Voltage Grid:
Its Operations, Challenges, and Benefits, a Congressional briefing on
emerging issues facing electric transmission developers.
The briefing, co-sponsored by Environmental and Energy Study
Institute (EESI) and the Working Group for Investment in Reliable and
Economic Electric Systems (WIRES), was attended by congressional
aides and industry representatives and examined key issues affecting
the electric transmission industry, including aging infrastructure,
regulatory standards, and siting and permitting.
Belin discussed emerging opportunities and challenges in permitting
electric transmission lines in the current regulatory framework. He
described how developers have become more proactive in public
outreach and stakeholder engagement opportunities, and noted that
permitting at the federal level is challenged by a lack of consistent
and comprehensive permitting authority. A video recording of the
briefing is available here.
Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., E & E has completed thousands of
projects for a wide variety of clients, including some of the most
iconic, high-profile projects in the world. E & E is listed on the
NASDAQ under the symbol EEI, and the information contained in this
press release is available on the Company's website at www.ene.com.
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