Power and Utilities
Breakthrough solutions that help you adapt to change, manage risk and deliver safe, reliable service to your customers.
Utility initiatives can be complicated and difficult, particularly when internal staff resources are retiring or being outsourced. You need a trusted partner in the energy sector who understands your standards, goals, technical scope, schedule and budget to take on critical operations and management functions and guide your project to successful completion.
For 50 years, TRC has been that trusted partner to the nation’s major energy companies. We understand the electric utilities market, its changing dynamics and the multifaceted technical and regulatory issues you face when pursuing new projects. We implement design, engineering, survey, permitting, testing and commissioning, construction and compliance solutions for complex initiatives, including transmission and distribution, substations, protection and controls, telecommunications, energy efficiency, renewable energy, power generation, natural gas and distributed energy resource opportunities.
Our engineers are well versed in our clients’ standards and preferred practices, facilitating efficient project start up, smooth execution and high-quality results. We value customer experience and provide support at any level to match your unique needs and team structure. From strictly design services to full engineering, procurement and construction and program management solutions, you can rely on TRC to solve your problems today and prepare your systems for the grid of the future.
TRC Testing and Commissioning Lab
The TRC Testing and Commissioning Lab in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, mimics an in-the-field substation control house and yard, and offers training for commissioning engineers.
Transmission investment by investor-owned electric companies through 2021
Increase in electricity demand over the next 30 years
Investment in distribution since 2000 by the electric power industry
Seamlessly manage your most complex projects from start to finish.
Power Delivery Planning, Design and Implementation
Utility engineering and construction initiatives can be complicated and difficult, particularly when internal staff resources are retiring or being outsourced. Energy providers need a trusted partner who understands your standards, goals, technical scope, schedule and budget to take on critical operations and management functions and guide your project to successful completion. TRC specializes in managing all your needs from conceptual design to final construction. We also act as your designated engineering representative, coordinating and verifying the work of project engineers, contractors, vendors and suppliers.
Assess and upgrade facilities. Strengthen and improve operations.
Transmission, Distribution and Substation Engineering
Investing in new or upgraded infrastructure is a major financial commitment and technical challenge. TRC delivers comprehensive solutions from concept, to planning studies, land acquisition, permitting, civil, structural and electrical engineering and testing and commissioning. Whether it’s a line extension, a transmission or distribution addition or an integrated/automated substation, we engineer completed facilities so you can maintain safe, reliable service for your customers.
Safeguard reliability with robust substation protection and high-tech communications solutions.
Protection and Controls
As technology advances, utility modernization projects including substation protection, automation and network communications require increasingly complex design and programming. TRC guides you from planning all the way to final commissioning for these critical and often high-risk initiatives. We support standards development, new installations and additions or modifications to existing stations and systems.
Regulatory information you need to make smart decisions.
Compliance and Studies
Timely planning and thoughtful assessments are critical to managing utility infrastructure and regulatory risk. Evolving regulatory, environmental and security requirements are demanding more attention. From FERC to NERC to PHMSA, we ensure you have the tools to keep facilities and projects updated to future compliance standards. We analyze current programs and systems, identify weaknesses, recommend improvements and provide technical, procedural, process-based or internal control solutions. We specialize in system planning, reliability assessments, standards tracking, audit preparation and compliance programs to build resilience and mitigate regulatory risks.
Build resilience by protecting your systems and infrastructure.
Security and Telecommunications
The deployment of advanced grid technologies alongside legacy grid systems has increased vulnerabilities and elevated cybersecurity as a top priority for electric reliability. Likewise, utilities face a growing range of complex regulatory obligations, including compliance with NERC’s mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection standards. TRC’s experts help you meet today’s challenges and stay ahead of emerging risks by conducting assessments that incorporate best practices, regulatory requirements and operational goals. Our planning, design and project management solutions help you take advantage of new technologies to upgrade and protect your assets and operations.
Implementing efficient, sustainable and resilient programmatic solutions.
Utility Vegetation Management
With an in-house team of program and project managers, arborists, engineers, foresters, land agents, environmental biologists and digital experts, we work seamlessly to analyze and execute solutions across full vegetation management lifecycles. Understanding the continuously evolving vegetation management regulatory and operational demands of planning, implementation, program and project management, permitting, auditing, compliance requirements, as well as environmental, biological and cultural monitoring is where our team excels.
Surpass your regulatory and operational goals while influencing the next energy frontier.
From initial strategy through technical implementation, we deliver integrated solutions for across-the meter energy management through advanced energy efficiency, demand response and distributed energy resources. We also support energy planning and management for client portfolios to deliver on operational excellence and sustainability goals. As pioneers in whole-building solutions and pay for performance, our clients have long expected us to deliver exceptional results through innovative means. And as the industry continues to transform, our programs are on the leading edge of zero net energy, distributed energy, and strategic decarbonization initiatives.
Looking for effective solutions to your problems?
Turn to the experts at TRC.