Allgeier Martin uses its team of engineers, stakers, technicians, drafters, right-of-way agents, and support staff to provide complete Distribution Engineering Services. Services include:
- Long Range Plans
- Distribution Line Design
- Distribution Structure Design
- Contract Preparation & Administration
- Distribution System Automation
- Mapping & CAD Services
- Economic Conductor Analysis
- Cost-of-Service/Rate Studies
- Arc Flash Studies
- Easement or Right-of-Way Procurement
- Crossing Permits
- Emergency Restoration
- Assistance with Operational Issues & Special Projects
Allgeier Martin staff members are committed to working with each client from the beginning of the project to the successful completion of the project.
Distribution system engineering begins with planning, both long range and short term. Long range planning generally evaluates system needs over a 10-20 year period. The long range plan provides guidance for designing the overall system. It involves load and growth forecasting, load flow analysis and provides one or more distribution system designs to serve the anticipated load. Short term planning recommends specific improvements for implementation over a 2-4 year period. The short term planning may include load flow analysis, system protection and coordination, general replacement and operational needs. It provides detailed cost estimates and time lines for the recommended improvements creating a “road map” for the future of the system.
System improvements are implemented as a result of the short term planning study, also known as a Construction Work Plan. Improvements may also be needed for a new large power load or line extension. Allgeier Martin and Associates, Inc. has designed distribution system improvements and new lines for over fifty years. Our experienced staking crews are well equipped to provide the field design and staking necessary. Design may also be accomplished through the use of PLS-CADD 3-D modeling software. The client may choose to construct the project with its own crews or with a power line contractor. Allgeier Martin can prepare contract documents and specifications for competitive bidding and construction by a contractor. We can provide complete contract administration including on-site construction observation services, payment recommendations, final inspection and closeout of the contract.
Allgeier Martin is happy to provide any or all of the above described services on any given project. We have provided distribution system engineering services to rural electric cooperatives, investor owned utilities and municipally owned utilities for over fifty years and specialize in tailoring these services to meet the specific needs of each client and each specific project.