Hydropowers / Dams
 

Project Identification - HISINC, L.L.C. will meet with you and evaluate the initial project opportunity, to determine the best manner in which to further evaluate a project site. Detailed Feasibility Studies - HISINC, L.L.C. will perform a preliminary or detailed feasibility study, including hydrologic and hydraulic evaluations, estimates of annual energy production, geotechnical investigations, project concepts, estimates of probable construction costs, and preliminary economic and financial evaluations.
Design Services - HISINC, L.L.C. is capable of providing detailed design services for development of the construction plans and specifications for both manufacture of equipment and construction of the facility. Project Management Services - HISINC, L.L.C. will provide full project management services during the development of your project, or if desired, will serve as your project manager to oversee engineering services provided by others. Construction Management Services - HISINC, L.L.C. is able to provide construction management, contract administration, and other engineering field services to complete your project with the quality and expectations, desired by our clients. In addition to the above engineering services, HISINC, L.L.C. is available to assist our clients in the following areas: FERC Licensing and Relicensing - HISINC, L.L.C. has the capability and experience in both licensing of major and minor hydropower projects under the FERC regulations. Mr. Smith was involved in the restructuring of the relicensing regulations, which led to Alternative Licensing Procedures currently implemented by FERC. Claim Analysis and Mediation Services - HISINC, L.L.C. is able to assist our clients in the evaluation of construction claims on existing projects, and is able to assist in alternative dispute resolution on these issues. Examples of projects in which Mr. Smith was Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager, or Lead Engineer. The following are example projects that Mr. Smith has been involved with over the past 35 years:
  • Lawrence Hydroelectric Project, 18 MW, $23 Million, Lawrence Hydroelectric Associates (1979-1981), Hydraulic Engineer
  • Kaw Hydroelectric Project, 32 MW, $39 Million, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (1981-1988), Project Manager for Feasibility Study, FERC Licensing, and Principal-in-Charge for Design and Construction Management.
  • Lock and Dam No. 13 Hydropower Project, 33 MW, $75 Million, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (1978-1988), Project Manager for FERC Permitting and Licensing, Preliminary and Detailed Feasibility Studies, Project Design, and Construction Management.
  • Lock and Dam No. 9 Hydropower Project, 33 MW, $85 Million, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (1978-1993), Project Manager for FERC Permitting and Licensing, Preliminary and Detailed Feasibility Studies, Project Design, and Construction Management.
  • Dam No. 2 Hydropower Project, 108 MW, $192 Million, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (1978-1999), Project Manager for FERC Permitting and Licensing, Preliminary and Detailed Feasibility Studies, Project Design, and Construction Management.
  • Jiguey-Aguacate Hydropower Project, 260 MW, $265 Million, Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidraulico (INDRHI), Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic (1986-1993), Project Manager for Redesign of Powerhouses and Construction Supervision of Electrical and Mechanical Systems.
  • Lee Creek Hydroelectric Project, 1.5 MW, $2 Million, City of Fort Smith, Arkansas (1988-1993), Project Manager for Construction Management.