Contributing to the success of your projects

Assistance – Permits and Authorizations

Obtaining the permits and authorizations required for energy projects is a crucial phase that may be completed within a few weeks or last for more than a year. We are committed to helping clients save time and money during this phase. Groupe Conseil UDA is able to leverage its 40 years of experience in this sector to assist contractors in the various phases of impact studies, public hearings, and information and consultation sessions. Our expertise gained during a variety of pipeline projects is a clear advantage for any wind energy, solar, or hydroelectric project. Our expertise is evidenced in our past projects. During and after works, we provide worksite monitoring and follow-ups to ensure compliance with best practices. Our efficiency has decreased delays and the risks associated with numerous projects, such as maintenance work for the Pipeline Saint-Laurent Project, the construction of the Montérégie Wind Farm, and the Québec-New Hampshire Interconnection Project.

  • Oil and gas

    Groupe Conseil UDA has taken part in myriad pipeline projects and stands out as an authority thanks to its successful contributions in the sector. We’ve taken part in maintenance, new construction, and the installation of additional equipment for mandates such as the Energy East Project (TC Energy), the Pipeline Saint-Laurent Project, and the Accès Est Project. Groupe Conseil UDA enabled contractors to reach the highest environmental standards, allowing them to obtain permits in optimal timeframes and reduce the risks associated with the project.

  • Wind

    Groupe Conseil UDA’s expertise in energy extends to wind projects such as the Mont-Sainte-Marguerite Wind Farm (RES Canada), the Montérégie Wind Farm (Kruger Energy), and the Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville Wind Farm (KSE). The reality of this sector requires projects to cover large territories and developers are required to keep detailed registries of landowners for monitoring authorizations. Groupe Conseil UDA met all these expectations. Agricultural and agroforestry impact studies were also carried out by our team in order to obtain permits for various wind energy projects. This is a comprehensive service that saves time and resources for contractors.

  • Solar

    The solar energy industry is growing fast and Groupe Conseil UDA is willing to contribute its expertise to this sector. As with construction projects for other energy sectors, contracts must meet strict environmental standards to obtain permits and ensure landowner relations, forestry and wildlife inventories, agricultural impact studies, and more. Groupe Conseil UDA has built a solid reputation for these kinds of tasks. You can rely on our experience to successfully see your projects through.

  • Electricity

    Hydroelectricity is essential to Quebec and Groupe Conseil UDA has developed an unparalleled know-how for various aspects of Hydro-Québec’s projects: Parigan/Maniwaki, Québec/New Hampshire Interconnection, and Langlois-Vaudreuil-Soulanges. These projects required specific services to maintain positive relationships between landowners and the contractor, from initial meetings to the evaluation of the agricultural impact, to the construction of high-voltage pylons and assessment of financial compensation for losses. Obtaining the permits and complying with them in the hydroelectric energy sector can only be achieved when a contractor and its sub-contractor have an impeccable reputation. That’s what Groupe Conseil UDA can offer.

Decision-making bodies

In-depth understanding of the policies and mechanisms associated with the following decision-making bodies:

Fisheries and Oceans
Canada (DFO)
Transport Canada (TC)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)
Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC)
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP)
Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (CPTAQ)
Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN)
Regional county municipalities (RCM)
Municipalities and cities

Our services

Ensuring sound decisions thanks to unmatched environmental expertise

Environmental Services

Our multidisciplinary, experienced teams offer an exhaustive range of environmental services adapted to the specific needs of our clients operating in energy sectors such as oil and gas, wind, solar energy, and electricity. More specifically, Groupe Conseil UDA provides the required expertise and studies needed for permits and authorizations.

Making your energy projects easy to understand

Communications and Acceptability

Our thorough understanding of projects and our in-depth knowledge of environments, along with our ability to communicate any project in simple terms, allow us to guide you in every step of your projects. We provide guidance and assistance for communications with landowners, the general public, and stakeholders to ensure your projects are well understood by all parties. This helps promote their acceptability.

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