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Lisa Oliver, P.E. Director of Energy

A well-rounded approach to your water system.

Understanding standards, regulations, and common practices, and applying innovation along the way is what we provide our clients.  Our team has provided sound solutions to numerous clients throughout the Northeast, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. Fisher Associates provides survey, permitting, engineering design, asset management, construction administration, and inspection for hydroelectric and dam infrastructure projects. Our team of experts prides themselves on applying firsthand experience of these critical facilities. Our ability to meet rigorous schedules, anticipate and mitigate potential showstoppers and respond to changing needs and conditions are what drive our project success and set us apart from our competition.

Fisher Associates provides the following services for our hydropower clients:


  • GIS support
  • ALTA survey
  • Topographic survey
  • Boundary survey
  • GIS mapping
  • GIS database creation
  • Handheld GPS customization
  • GIS needs assessment
  • GPS data collection

Civil Engineering

  • Construction management
  • Structural analysis
  • Fabrication and shop drawing review
  • Dam inspections
  • Steady and unsteady state analysis
  • Dam and water impound permits
  • Crane and pad layout and coordination
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SPDES / NPDES Permitting)
  • Stormwater compliance inspections
  • Grading, drainage and erosion and sediment control plans


  • Early stage site selection
  • Critical issues analysis
  • Constraints analysis
  • Municipal permitting
  • State and USACE wetland delineation & permitting
  • FERC permitting support
  • Protection of waters permit
  • Floodplain permitting
  • Dam and water impound permits
  • Water samplings