Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality
"There is always something exciting to work on at ESS. Many of our projects are first-of-their-kind and ESS is critical to their success. It is truly thrilling when we help pioneer processes that set the regulatory trends and environmental standards for the future."
Christopher G. Rein
Senior Vice President
Energy & Industrial Services
Christopher Rein has been with ESS Group, Inc. since 1995. He is Senior Vice President and works to position ESS in the marketplace, ensure client satisfaction, and build ESS technical expertise and capabilities in energy facility siting and development.
Mr. Rein has been on the leading edge of energy facility development for nearly two decades. His ESS project teams have secured some of the first licenses under deregulation of electric generation markets, as well as approvals for renewables, in-city repowering, underground gas storage, and transmission upgrades. He is expert in the comprehensive evaluation of impacts related to the licensing of large, complex projects affecting air, water, and land-use resources.
His recent experience includes the Cape Wind renewable energy project, a 5 bcf natural gas storage project, and generation projects in New York City and Rhode Island. Mr. Rein has also managed environmental inspection for construction on several of these projects, and continues to work with his clients on monitoring and compliance programs during operations. Mr. Rein is also the lead for ESS clients pursuing innovative projects involving Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technologies.
Mr. Rein actively represents ESS as a member of several energy industry organizations including the Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) and Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA).
Environmental Engineer and Project Manager, General Electric Environmental Services, Inc.
Northeast Energy & Commerce Association
Independent Power Producers of New York
Environmental Business Council of New England
BS, Resources Management, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry