Underground Transmission & Distribution
With over 125 years of combined experience, the Underground Electric group has ample knowledge in a wide range of engineering solutions related to the installation, relocation, or preservation of underground utilities. Underground distribution is increasingly considered as an alternative to overhead lines thanks to fast-track distribution projects, urban area load growth, improved trenching and trenchless technologies, and decreasing costs of high-voltage cable systems.
Our team can support your underground transmission project from initial studies and permitting through detailed design and energization. Such experience provides solutions to aspects of research, design, permitting, traffic control, coordination, and management. New routes of new installation and relocation are selected by paths of least resistance only after all considerations have been taken into account.
Our experienced staff of skilled overhead distribution designers has a combined 80 years of experience in utility design. Our team has successfully completed numerous projects with local entities including CenterPoint Energy, TxDOT, City of Houston, Galveston, Pasadena, Pearland, Deer Park, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County Toll Road Authority, Harris County Flood Control District, and Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority. These projects included relocations for public improvement, system improvement, feeder extensions, proactive span replacements, total Underground Residential Distribution (URD) loop rehabilitation, and pole replacements.
Each designer goes through extensive training of software and client standards, including field visits, safety training, and plan and profile comprehension. Our experienced staff has received training for fuse coordination, as well as SAP, DDS, and MicroStation software. Every designer is tasked with field checking and capturing video and pictures of each job site before design begins. All projects go through rigorous QA/QC audits prior to client delivery.
Our Electrical Engineering team delivers practical solutions surrounding your electrical infrastructure. Our experience with industrial clients, cities, and municipal districts places us in a unique position to provide full electrical engineering services for almost any facility, from full-scale substation design to simple roadway lighting. Our team, combined with our other available services (telecommunications and overhead and underground utilities), allows us to provide electrical infrastructure from the utility provider down to the controls system and everything in between. Our group has the in-house capabilities to take any project from the feasibility stage to full construction while always maintaining a strict budget and schedule. Combine all of this with our tried and true construction sequencing to minimize facility downtime, and you have one of the best electrical designs in the business!
Underground Distribution and Transmission Services:
Aerial to Underground Conversion Design
Traffic Control Design
Street Cut Design
Construction Phase Services
Substation Feeder Getaway Design
Overhead Feeder Extensions
Overhead Feeder Rebuilds
Governmental Road Widening
Substation and MCC Design
Low and Medium Voltage Services
Voltage Drop Calculations
Extensive Industrial Experience
Material Take Offs
Lighting and Instrument Services
Full Specifications Package