Transmission & Distribution Planning

The utility industry is in the midst of rapid change. These changes affect load growth and load characteristics, as well as the location, control and type of generation resources — all while customers and stakeholders increase their expectations for system reliability and interoperability. Consequently, transmission and distribution planning analyses have grown more complex and more crucial. Our consultants bring an experienced and pragmatic perspective to these challenges, helping utilities and generator developers navigate a range of complex projects, aiming to thoughtfully inform investment and operational decisions.


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Our Services

Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Studies

Our modeling and assessment of third-party or utility-owned generation interconnections includes analysis that spans load flow, short circuit, protection coordination, harmonic, time series, control interaction, ground fault overvoltage and probabilistic flicker.

Distribution Planning Studies

We provide long-range plans, master plans, expansion plans, construction support, device placement optimization, sectionalizing and protection coordination.

Economic Transmission Planning

Generation and transmission capacity can be located to optimize investment costs for future grid development.

EMT & Special Studies

Our detailed transmission analysis includes transient switching studies, substation equipment sizing and harmonics studies.

Transmission Generator Interconnects

When looking to reduce potential risk on both generation development and the power grid, interconnection planning and analysis can help.

Transmission Planning

Our transmission planning studies are driven by reliability, meeting needs for both the short term and long term.

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