HP Reports: EN1,EN2,EN3,EN5,EN6,EN7,EN8,EN10,EN12,EN15,EN16,EN17,EN18,EN19,EN20,EN23,EN24,EN27,EN28,EN30,EN32
Air Products reports EN1-EN30
Agilent Technologies EN3-EN34
cite: 2014 Citizenship Report
|Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas||No known impacts.||No known impacts.||Non-compliance event.||No known impacts.||No known impacts.|
Biodiversity impacts are evaluated at our generating stations in the project/development phase. Each site goes through an environmental review to assess potential impact to threatened and endangered and develop appropriate mitigation and monitoring plans on a site specific basis. Each site has the ability to enhance habitats for native species. Plans are then put in place to address any risks during operation. This includes renewable energy sites like wind and solar, any pipeline or wire rights of way, and fossil fired plant expansions for new development. In addition, recent studies on the impact of impingement and entrainment of water intakes from power plants without closed loop cooling were conducted. Mitigation plans are developed on a site specific basis where states have requested it and others are waiting for federal direction.
Given their size and location in sensitive desert habitats, NRG’s utility solar sites have detailed biodiversity plans for both the construction and operating phases. These plans are developed with input from the surrounding community, environmental advocacy organizations, state and federal agencies. They include habitat management, avian and bat protection, disturbed location offsets, and other specific practices to protect the native species. Ongoing monitoring, reporting, and mitigation activities are memorialized in enforceable permits.