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Engineering & Design

Innovative Value-Added Solutions

Using industry standard design tools, our expert Engineering and Design team uses a project management process with performance metrics dashboard systems to achieve savings through efficiency. We’re experienced in transmission line design, overhead and underground distribution design, BESS installation, substation site development and storm hardening and grid modernization best practices.

Bringing specialized skills in design, construction and maintenance, we deliver projects that significantly increase productivity and reduced project delivery time through process improvements and cutting-edge technology.

Our Experience

Since 2014, United Utility’s T&D Design Group has worked with large utilities on grid and storm hardening construction and upgrade projects. Professional T&D teams conduct field survey and verification, environmental assessments, GIS mapping and permitting. Supervisors and Lead Technicians develop and design projects and coordinate with clients, engineers and crews, directing Design Technicians who conduct analyses, calculate loading, verify and update record drawings and design riser transfers and directional bores.

Our T&D expertise has significantly increased productivity and reduced project delivery time for clients through process improvements and best practice implementation, and a proven quality control and assurance program.

Distribution Engineering Services

  • New UG & OH line design
  • Storm hardening & grid modernization design
  • Conductor upgrade & analysis
  • Distribution Automation
  • Distribution system studies
  • Conceptual design and cost analysis
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Circuit mapping & analysis
  • Permitting

Transmission Engineering Services

  • Lattice, steel monopole, concrete, laminated wood, wood and FRP design and construction in a wide variety of framing applications
  • New transmission line design
  • Analysis of existing lines for up-rates and reconductoring
  • OPGW installation or replacement
  • Vegetation analysis of existing lines and vegetation plan development & assessment
  • Permitting
  • Line routing studies
  • Project management and Owner’s Engineering services

Substation Engineering Services

  • Site development and permitting
  • Substation layout & design
  • Structural analysis
  • Bus calculations & design
  • Foundation analysis & design
  • Equipment selection, specifications, procurement, & evaluation
  • Construction sequencing & cutover sequences.
  • Protective device coordination studies & design
  • AC & DC system analysis & design
  • Grid tie BESS design
  • Substation automation
  • Digital relay upgrade & integration
  • Substation Grounding Analysis
  • Lightning Protection Analysis
  • Construction Drawings and Cost Estimates
  • SCADA Installations