Duke Energy Electricity Generation Enforcement


Synapse provided litigation support to the Department of Justice in United States v Duke Energy Corp, a case alleging that Duke Energy modified many of its coal-fired electricity units without obtaining the required New Source Review permitting as part of the Clean Air Act and without installing the required pollution controls. Synapse expert witness Bruce Biewald prepared an expert report analyzing PROMOD and similar modeling simulations prepared by Duke Energy and evaluating the anticipated impacts of the modifications on electricity generation. Mr. Biewald then provided assistance to the DOJ in preparation for trial. 

Project completed in 2015