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Environmental Consulting for Energy Development


7Skyline, LLC provides business strategy, management consulting, environmental planning, business development, and regulatory support services for companies developing or investing in energy projects throughout North America. Our company is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and small business in the state of Oregon. 7Skyline, LLC supports Sustainable Northwest and Solar Oregon and collaborates with these partner firms in the 7Skyline Network: Colusa Indian EnergyRed Plains Professional, and Seneca Environmental.

7skyline is a proud co-founder of St. Regis Solar Hydrogen (SRSH2), Node 8 of the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association’s Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub (PNWH2). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected PNWH2 as one of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs across the country as part of nationwide effort to move ahead hydrogen markets and to help the region achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

We are available to support complex, multi-state controversial energy projects subject to extensive regulatory review, including electric transmission, solar photovoltaic (PV), wind energy, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, offshore facilities, pipelines, energy storage, and telecommunications​.

Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Electric Transmission
Offshore facilities
Energy Storage
LNG Terminal

We offer services to select, initiate, execute, and manage energy projects throughout the development lifecycle.


  • Energy development management consulting

  • Strategy and business development

  • Permitting risk analysis 

  • Preliminary project siting

  • Environmental planning

  • Environmental impact assessment (NEPA, CEQA, ESHIA)

  • Due diligence

  • Regulatory and litigation support

  • Renewable energy project management

  • Planning services for solar, battery storage, and microgrid siting and for green hydrogen fueling and production

  • Stakeholder engagement planning

  • Corporate training and meeting facilitation

  • Tribal liaison services for projects impacting Native American lands and traditional cultural resources


Jennifer Rouda founded 7Skyline, LLC in 2016 to provide independent energy infrastructure project development advisory, management, and technical services. The 7Skyline consultants collaborate with energy clients to navigate the complexities of siting, permitting, and design to get projects in service on schedule.

Our clients represent a broad cross-section of the energy sector and include solar, wind, energy storage and electric transmission developers, electric and gas utilities, international investors, private equity firms, Native American tribes, water and power companies, and independent energy developers. 7Skyline also provides resources as a subcontractor to major engineering and construction firms for large and regional energy projects.

Formerly vice president of environmental development for Abengoa, Transmission & Infrastructure, LLC, and a global account manager for CH2M, Jennifer has extensive experience leading strategic management efforts for utility-scale energy development projects. Learn more about Jennifer and her team here.

Jennifer Rouda environmental developer and consultant


field work on a solar energy transmission project

Read: My Solar Story - news from the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA)

"My first introduction to solar was either helping a friend design a solar cooker in an engineering class or using my hand lens magnifier between the sun and a small pile of dry leaves to start a campfire at geology field camp in Eastern Oregon...."

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Mobile solar energy production and battery storage

Read: Solar to Go - via the Solar Oregon website

"More companies are encouraging their employees to work from home a day a week or more to increase staff productivity, save space, and improve work-life balance (we hope), which leads to additional electric power usage at the house during the day...."

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Jennifer managed the Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP) Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR and EIS), which was awarded the American Planning Association (APA) Excellence Award for Federal Planning Projects in 2010.

“The EITP study and plan emerged as the clear winner in … environmental planning excellence [and] serves as a relevant, replicable model for these types of potentially high-impact projects built in very sensitive environments.”



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