System Planning and Technical Studies

Experience our combination of expertise in transmission, distribution, generation interconnection, and the energy business via our technical studies. We have performed numerous system planning studies for our clients including:

Pre-feasibility Generation Injection Analysis

Preliminary generation injection analysis studies identify the generation injection potential (in megawatts) at a limited number of client specified locations using a power flow base case and KRSA proprietary software. This is an excellent screening tool to assist in the preliminary selection of an interconnection point without the rigors of an open access transmission tariff (OATT) required interconnection study with the transmission provider.

System Loss Study

System loss studies can include as much or as little of a system as desired, ranging from residential service to EHV tranmission levels. These studies analyze losses of key components on each part of the system, such as transmission and distribution lines and transformers at any and all voltages, regulators, and protective devices. Smaller voltage feeder models may be approximated. Some utilities use the results from these studies to verify totals from their accounting department.

System Reliability Study

Reliability studies determine impacts to voltage and thermal loading on grid elements when one or more elements are taken out of service (due to a fault or servicing). Based on the results, engineers can then suggest technical solutions to voltage and thermal violations, and assist in an implementation plan and timeline.

EMF Study

Electromagnetic Field strength studies are gaining popularity as the world becomes more health-conscious. This study involves a handheld industrial measuring instrument and physical travel to a remote site (substation or powerline) to measure its 3-axis EMF radiation. The results are then compared to household appliance exposure and peer-reviewed health research on the subject.