NRG owns and operates more than 130 peaking generation facilities in seven states. Barr worked with the company to implement Intelex software as its corporate environmental-management information system (EMIS) and to manage ongoing compliance tasks at all facilities. NRG’s program encompasses air quality and permitting; solid- and hazardous-waste management; EPCRA reporting; spill prevention, control, and countermeasures; and corporate environmental policies.
Barr’s work included identifying compliance tasks for each regulatory program and meeting with NRG to determine the responsible person assigned to each. For every compliance requirement, we developed tasks to clearly show end users what needs to be completed, as well as why and when. We then categorized associated tasks and facilitated the initial task setup process within Intelex.
To streamline the system for users, we grouped similar compliance tasks and facilities. For example, a responsible person receives just one notification about an identical task at multiple facilities, rather than separate notifications about each facility. This user-focused approach not only clearly communicates compliance requirements to environmental staff but also saves them time when marking tasks as complete in the system.
Barr continues to assist NRG with routine monthly, semiannual, and annual environmental compliance tasks. As new facilities are added, and when regulations change or permits are modified, we review the environmental requirements, upload new documentation to Intelex, and add compliance tasks.