Weston partners with clients to develop strategic and collaborative approaches to energy, commercial, and industrial project planning, evaluations, operations, and compliance permitting. Our regulatory expertise guides our overall siting/licensing/permitting process to consistently achieve project success.

Our team of industry-specific regulatory experts brings over 30 years of experience in planning and executing energy and commercial/industrial projects across the United States.


Our wealth of expertise combined with a diverse pool of resources comprising multi-disciplined managers, scientists, and engineers allows Weston to accomplish a wide range of siting/licensing/permitting solutions for linear and discrete facility projects to include the following:

  • Power utility, generation, transmission and distribution facilities
  • Natural gas gathering, transmission and local distribution facilities
  • Oil and natural gas liquids pipeline facilities
  • Renewable energy facilities, including land redevelopment
  • Commercial/industrial property development/redevelopment


Weston understands the need to efficiently collect and manage large amounts of multi-media and multi-discipline information to develop key messages, meet planning milestones, and prepare complete permit/licensing applications. Furthermore, we understand that agencies and government entities often have competing environmental resource interests. However, Weston starts with the end goal in mind and brings forward full engineering, construction, and operational best management practices and industry-driven procedures to permitting projects to drive them to successful completion every time.


Amid ever-changing regulatory policies and increased stakeholder involvement, Weston remains singularly focused on providing creative but sound solutions, while also maintaining client cost and schedule objectives. We are proud to deliver the following key comprehensive siting/licensing/permitting services:

  • Siting, routing, feasibility studies
  • Alternate and constraints analyses
  • Permit strategy planning and development
  • GIS-based data management and mapping
  • Critical path and risk management strategy
  • Community outreach and stakeholder engagement
  • Field Surveys and studies
  • Land use and land management planning
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) natural gas certification, and authorization filings
  • State-energy commission license and public utility commission filings
  • Federal, state, and local agency consultations and preparation of permit applications
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services, including various state environmental impact assessment services (e.g. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
  • Water resources planning, management, and design – stormwater, wastewater, source water
  • Emergency action plans
  • Mitigation planning and design
  • Construction and post-construction inspections and monitoring