Case Studies


(Left) Enclosure for FCCP device. BGE started piloting this solution in August 2022 at a substation with only one dc supply. (Right) A newly installed Multitel box. The FCCP device has a clamp-on current transformer (CT) that can be installed on one wire of the battery dc supply charger cable. Photos courtesy of Baltimore Gas & Electric.
Photo by Dominion Energy.
An overhead line worker for Dominion. As part of its undergrounding program, Dominion studied which of its overhead lines were the most outage prone.
Photo by Great River Energy.
Pole storage yard in Dickinson, North Dakota, was added to provide easier access to supplies when poles are needed suddenly following storm damage or accidents.


Photo courtesy of Con Edison.
Overhead Transmission

Creative Underground Transmission Construction in Queens

Nov. 17, 2023
Consolidated Edison considers options for building new underground transmission lines that will carry increasing amounts of renewable energy to customer in New York City.
Courtesy of SMECO
Pole base setting with line energized.
Overhead Transmission

Keeping It Close: A Composite Solution Redefines Compact Design and Construction

Sept. 22, 2023
Creating new standard construction practices to meet critical customer needs.
Photo courtesy of Eolian, L.P.
Aerial photographs of Eolian, L.P.’s Madero & Ignacio battery energy storage facility, a 200 MW/2.5+ hour duration storage system in Texas. Eolian is the developer of PGE’s Seaside battery energy storage system, one of the large-scale storage projects recently procured by PGE.
Distributed Energy Resources

Portland General Electric Bolsters Reliability with Battery Energy Storage Systems

July 28, 2023
Portland General Electric uses battery energy storage systems in its portfolio to balance clean energy with reliability and affordability for customers.
Photo by SDG&E.
SDG&E sought approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for multiple use cases, including assessments. It was one of the first utilities to receive approval in 2014.

SDG&E Expands Drone Program to Detect Damage

April 12, 2023
The utility takes the use of drones for preventive assessments further by automatically detecting damaged assets from drone-captured images.
Photo by PG&E
Crew cutting trenches running parallel to existing overhead distribution line. PG&E successfully completed undergrounding nearly 4 miles (6.4 km) of overhead power lines in Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
Intelligent Undergrounding

An Inside Look at a PG&E Undergrounding Project

April 19, 2022
The utility completes a 4-mile project in the High Fire Threat District of Santa Rosa, improving safety and electric reliability for 11,000 customers.


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As this rendering shows, a mixed-use development was built above and on each side of substation facility.

Milwaukee Substation Blends in with Mixed-Use Development Downtown

Sept. 14, 2021
WEC Energy Group’s innovative urban substation project improves electric reliability in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Transmission damage from Hurricane Laura near Orange Texas.
Disaster Response

Entergy Puts Practice Into Play During Hurricane Season

June 22, 2021
The utility recalls the historically destructive 2020 hurricane season while forecasters predict volatile storms ahead for U.S. coastlines.
Case Studies

SRP's Innovation Lab

June 21, 2021
Anthony Sivesind, who is a principle engineer at SRP, heads up operations at the lab, and sat down with T&D World to talk about the space and why it’s crucial for SRP’s future...
Overhead Distribution

Advanced Distribution Protection Increases System Resiliency

June 1, 2021
ComEd employs an advanced distribution protection scheme to reduce momentary outages and speed up protection.