1000 upgrades on substations ranging in voltages from 765kV to 12kV
Complete conversions to Intelligent Substations, Complete Relay Control House Upgrades, Fossil Separation Projects, Lines, Buses, Transformers, Breakers, Cap Banks, Reactors, etc.
1500 upgrades on substation communications
Fiber, Sonet, Carrier, Microwave, IEC 61850, Audiotone, Pilot Wire Replacement, etc.
1500 settings changes
Feeders, Reclosers, Cap Banks, etc.
30 PMU design installations & DFR replacements
20 Voltage Optimization design installations
Creating new SCADA architectures & upgrading existing SCADA cabinets
1000 communication design installations/replacements
IEC 61850, Fiber, WiMax, Network Security, Cellular, Fire Alarm
Pump Plant Forced Cooling Automation
Automated start and stop of cooling pump
Tripped pump based on fault/loading
50 Pumping Plant SCADA design installations
This included statuses of tank levels, motor run time, loss of pressure, temperature, major/minor alarms, etc.
Over 500 Distribution Feeder Upgrades
200 Network Protectors Relaying installations
This included upgraded controls, communications (Power Line Carrier, Radio, or Fiber)
Statuses (open, close, ready, motor pumping, back feed, failed to close, network protector pressure, etc.), power analysis (Voltage, Amperage, Power Factor, etc.)
Designing upgrades to existing Chicagoland distribution system including:
The installation of automated recloser, reconfiguring existing distribution lines, and ensuring the structural integrity of new and existing distribution poles.
SSN (Silver Spring Network) two way radio communication between SCADA central office and the substations RTU’s.
Intelligent Smart Substation Upgrades
Integrated Substation Design
AC Auxiliary Power System Analysis
AC Auxiliary Power System Design
Four IEC61850 Compliant Intelligent Substations.
Fire and Security integration for both communications, SCADA, as well as power requirements.
Evaluate Battery System vs. continuous and momentary loads of battery and charger to support substation or communication equipment loads. Calculations are based on either utility standards, manufacturer requirements, or IEEE standards for battery calculations and charger sizing..
Review the existing battery system for meeting requirements of utility. Many older battery systems do not incorporate the latest utility standards or best practices for Non-Metallic Conduit, Routing of Battery and Charger lead, disconnects of battery system, etc.
Evaluate AC Auxiliary Power system for adequacy of current and ultimate station equipment loading. Update Automatic Transfer Switches where required and size appropriate to station loading. Evaluation of station service transformers. Coordination of fuses and circuit breakers for time and overcurrent in station Auxiliary Power System.
Normal / Emergency design contingencies. Sizing, loading, throwover, etc.
Installation of Substation switchyard equipment to include but not limited to Power Transformers, Circuit Breakers, Disconnect Switches, Circuit Switchers, Potential Transformers, CCVT’s, and Free-Standing Combination CT/PT’s as well as Current Transformers. Support for the above with Conduit, Grounding, and subcontracted Civil/ Structural.
We use our trusted partners that we have worked with for more than 7 years to assist us in this area.
Created Substation Operating Procedures for new substations / new equipment. This gave operators a guide on how to take equipment out of service and return equipment to service safely.
Procurement Database Programing
Relay General Design Schemes
We employ our drawing automation algorithms in AutoCAD to save our clients up to 1 hour of drafting time per drawing.
The program automates coversheets, title block revisions, layers, codes, titles, numbering, and seals using client EDMS data.
Migrate old database of materials into a new procurement system while also verifying: vendor lead times, vendor costs and part numbers. Duplicate and obsolete catalog items were found and removed.
Assist Utilities with their internal workload resourcing, material ordering and project scheduling.
Amped I have created General designs for multiple utilities which include Transformer Protection, Phasor Measurement Unit Cabinet Designs, as well as Bus Protection Designs.
We employ our design and engineering methods to upgrade transit station infrastructures that have grown obsolete, including multiple CTA stations around Chicago.