LAND OWNERSHIP STATUS

 

Last Energy conducts thorough research of all potential sites to understand the facets of land ownership. We'll then offer a comprehensive site suitability report. Our team starts by analyzing all records related to the transfer of the selected property along with lien records and map indices to determine any potential issues with the sale or development of the land.

 

LAND TENURE: history and legal ownership of the land including who can use the land, for how long and under what conditions. 
PROPERTY BOUNDARIES: site surveys to describe the exact property boundaries including any common points such as roads or sewer lines. 
EXCLUSIVITY RIGHTS: potential zoning restrictions along with any exclusions for the primary or dominant use of the property. 
EASEMENTS: any land or air easements granted for the property that allow others access, such as the right to develop a road across the land. 
TAX RECORDS: liens against the property or any back-taxes that are owed and may become the responsibility of the new property owner. 

SERVICES / SITE ASSESSMENT

GRID CONNECTIVITY 


Last Energy analyzes current infrastructure to identify understand the ease of grid connectivity. Our goal is to help stakeholders select sites that reduce grid congestion and optimize electricity production and transmission. We assess existing infrastructure to determine if a site has favorable connectivity factors or if there will be infrastructure upgrade costs or availability issues for successful operation.

 

GRID CONGESTION: evaluate current infrastructure to understand existing areas of grid congestion and the impact of a new power plant on grid congestion.
TRANSMISSION CAPACITY: assess the burden of transportation capacity for the site along with any infrastructure upgrades or capital costs needed.
CO-LOCATION: identify colocation opportunities near district heating, water desalination or hydrogen production plants to minimize energy transportation.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT QUALIFICATIONS


Last Energy evaluates a wide range of environmental impact factors to determine if a site is suitable for construction. Our team of experts researches a variety of geologic and ecologic factors along with historic atmospheric conditions to understand the most severe natural phenomena reported for the site and surrounding areas.

 

GEOLOGY: foundation conditions including site grading and the load-bearing value of soil or stability of bedrock for building.
SEISMOLOGY: faultlines and the likelihood for earthquakes along with the potential for seismically induced flooding or landslides.
METEOROLOGY: common weather patterns and cycles around the site including data and studies on regional climatology.
ECOLOGY: the potential effects on ecological systems surrounding the site including the impact on important or endangered species. 

GROUND RISK: risk factors for ground erosion, coastal flooding, archeology and other foundational considerations. 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT QUALIFICATIONS


Last Energy evaluates a wide range of environmental impact factors to determine if a site is suitable for construction. Our team of experts researches a variety of geologic and ecologic factors along with historic atmospheric conditions to understand the most severe natural phenomena reported for the site and surrounding areas.

 

GEOLOGY: foundation conditions including site grading and the load-bearing value of soil or stability of bedrock for building.
SEISMOLOGY: faultlines and the likelihood for earthquakes along with the potential for seismically induced flooding or landslides.
METEOROLOGY: common weather patterns and cycles around the site including data and studies on regional climatology.
ECOLOGY: the potential effects on ecological systems surrounding the site including the impact on important or endangered species. 

GROUND RISK: risk factors for ground erosion, coastal flooding, archeology and other foundational considerations. 

CONSTRUCTION CONSIDERATIONS

 

Last Energy conducts a detailed site analysis to identify various considerations that could impact construction costs and timelines. We understand the factors that play a role in the construction process - such as weather patterns or land accessibility - and help develop plans to mitigate risk and costly delays.

 

CONSTRUCTION ASSUMPTIONS: defining the assumptions made in project development strategy along with the impact they have on the construction process. 
ENABLING WORKS: assessing site preparation activities including the creation of access routes and installation of security fencing, ramps, and/or signage. 
ENGINEERING RECOMMENDATIONS: offering recommendations to help condense proposal costs along with identifying preferred construction materials and timelines. 
VISUAL IMPACT ANALYSIS: analyzing the overall visual impact of the site including noise, dust, odor and lighting considerations to avoid issues. 

CONSTRUCTION CONSIDERATIONS

 

Last Energy conducts a detailed site analysis to identify various considerations that could impact construction costs and timelines. We understand the factors that play a role in the construction process - such as weather patterns or land accessibility - and help develop plans to mitigate risk and costly delays.

 

CONSTRUCTION ASSUMPTIONS: defining the assumptions made in project development strategy along with the impact they have on the construction process. 
ENABLING WORKS: assessing site preparation activities including the creation of access routes and installation of security fencing, ramps, and/or signage. 
ENGINEERING RECOMMENDATIONS: offering recommendations to help condense proposal costs along with identifying preferred construction materials and timelines. 
VISUAL IMPACT ANALYSIS: analyzing the overall visual impact of the site including noise, dust, odor and lighting considerations to avoid issues. 

POLITICAL & COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE 


Last Energy assesses the current political and community landscape of potential sites to determine any social or economic impacts the construction of a small nuclear power plant would have. Our team analyzes an array of factors related to planning and consenting, as well as the mitigation of any adverse impacts.

 

POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STABILITY: length of time executive branches typically stay in power and the likelihood of changes to institutional structures.
DECISION CONCENTRATION: the concentration levels of decision-making power including the typical number of stakeholders involved in the process.
ENERGY DEMAND: the future growth in energy demand through rising populations or economic growth through energy-intensive industries.

ENERGY SECURITY: the need for reliable baseload generation along with the diversity of energy generation and reliance on foreign supply chains for the current energy mix.

PUBLIC FAVORABILITY: identify which factors matter most to citizen stakeholders: the threat of climate change, air pollution, water security, energy security etc.

Nuclear power plant under construction
aerial view of a nuclear power plant site

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