Substation Design

Utility Design Services’ engineers specialize in providing consultation, design, drafting and project management to support your project from conception through commissioning.  UDS specializes in utility and industrial grade systems, from transmission level voltages, all the way down to the customer utilization level.  We provide expertise in substation protection and control systems, physical equipment arrangement, site design and more – everything to complete your substation upgrade or new substation project.

Examples of our service offerings:
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  • System planning, modeling and analysis
  • Preparation of complete electrical design packages, including:
    • One-line diagrams
    • Three-line diagrams
    • DC protection and control schematics
    • Relay panel and interconnection wiring diagrams
    • Conduit and cable design
    • Protective relay settings
    • Control building design
    • SCADA system communication and control design
  • Preparation of complete site design packages, including:
    • Site selection assistance
    • Soil testing
    • Ground grid design
    • Direct stroke lightning protection
    • Ductbank and raceway design
    • Structure and buswork general arrangements and bill of materials
    • Structure foundations
    • Site grading
    • Oil containment
  • Specification and procurement services for major equipment and materials:
    • Transformers
    • Circuit breakers, circuit switchers and reclosers
    • Voltage regulators
    • Instrument transformers
    • Protective relay panels
    • Control building
    • Structures and miscellaneous materials
  • Construction labor specification and contract preparation
  • Contract administration
  • Construction inspection and management services
  • Overall project management – coordination between stakeholders
  • Testing and commissioning support
    • Ground grid testing
    • Relay and other IED programming
    • Protective relay testing services
  • Power system modeling and analysis
    • Short circuit studies
    • Relay coordination studies
    • Arc flash hazard analysis