ESS Wins 2009 CCBJ Business Achievement Award

February 1, 2010 – East Providence, Rhode Island and Wellesley, Massachusetts – ESS Group, Inc. is proud to announce that it was awarded a 2009 Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) Business Achievement Award for Renewable Energy among Consulting and Engineering Firms. The CCBJ Awards recognize companies, technology developers, and entrepreneurs for striving to build a sustainable business in the climate change industry.

CCBJ winners are honored for either business performance in the form of revenue growth or for gaining traction in new service practices, new technology, or unique projects. ESS was awarded for its expansion in the market for environmental consulting and engineering services for clean energy projects in 2009.

Projects for which ESS provided environmental assessments and permitting support included: Cape Wind, a 420 MW, 130-turbine wind park proposed for Nantucket Sound; Deerfield Wind, a 17-turbine, 34 MW project in the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont; Hull Wind Offshore Expansion, a 14 MW, 4-turbine project in Hull, Massachusetts; PurGen One, a 750 MW integrated gasification combine cycle (IGCC) power and manufacturing plant with Carbon Capture and Sequestration in New Jersey (CCS); a 7 MW biomass cogeneration system in New Hampshire; the Pioneer Valley Energy Center, a natural gas fired power plant that will be the first new baseload generating facility to be reviewed under the Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Policy; and the 50-mile, 230 kV transmission line to connect the 270 MW Hounsfield wind farm with the New York regional electric grid. ESS also conducted preliminary siting and feasibility assessments for an inter-island transmission system for Hawaii and a regulatory analysis of requirements for offshore renewable energy projects for integration into the Massachusetts Comprehensive Ocean Management Plan.
The winners of the 2009 CCBJ Business Achievement Awards will be honored at an official awards ceremony and executive meeting at the Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego, California in March 2010. ESS President & CEO Charles Natale, who expects to attend the event, stated, “As a company that has been involved in green projects for several years, it is an honor for ESS to be recognized by the CCBJ with this award.”

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