Transmission lines provide the interconnect between energy sources and users. These systems operation in excess of 35,000V up to 765kV.
We perform transmission planning studies and market price analyses in many regions of North America including the Southwest Power Pool and New York ISO. Our clients have included wires companies, regulatory bodies, large users, and both conventional and wind generators.
Generation is the conversion of energy sources to electrical power. Our experience includes traditional fossil fuel fired facilities, nuclear facilities as well as alternative generation sources such as solar, wind and co-generation.
We have provided project management services and have assisted utilites, municipalities and industrial giants with development of their generation systems.The size of our generation projects has varied from 15 horsepower local induction units to 500MW+ utility systems.
Distribution systems are frequently owned by industrial entities to support their varied, large scale operations. These may be utility sized overhead systems to plants larger than municipalities.
We have designed, planned and supervised construction of large-scale industrial distribution systems, and have written corporate standards for development of power systems
Our distribution systems have ranged from 4160v to 25kV.
Economics & Regulation
Economics analysis and regulatory response are an integral component of utility projects.
We have provided expert testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, State regulatory bodies and arbitration panels in utility rate cases, hearings, regulatory disputes and plant justifications.
Contracts for electrical supply between an utility and large power users requires an in-depth understanding of the utility system, the regulatory environment and the special needs and operating condition of the industrial user.
From our diverse backgrounds with large industrial users and utilities, we are uniquely positions to develop the best solutions for both parties.
Harmonics and power quality are issues that disturb performance of electrical power entities. We were early innovators and researchers in resolution of power quality issues. See our publications section for articles.
Research and problem resolution requires instrumentation and laboratory equipment. We have premier facilities and equipment.