IEC works closely with each client to determine whether existing lines or substations can be retrofitted and modernized to increase capacity or whether new facilities are required. Our engineers and specialists also maintain a particular focus on cost, maintenance, safety, reliability, and visual impact when designing each project. IEC serves our clients through the entire design process – from initial site, system, and facility review and planning to detailed engineering, and commissioning – for distribution and high voltage transmission substations, including new station designs through 230 kV, and station expansions and upgrades.
Power protection systems do just what the name implies: they protect your equipment from the effects of power surges and power failures. The electrical power system is a highly complex, dynamic entity, and the entire grid could be put at risk by one malfunction or a carelessly set relay. IEC employs electrical engineers with extensive experience as system protection and control engineers. Our engineers are familiar with both electro-mechanical and microprocessor-based relays for transmission, distribution, and generation protection systems.
With a properly designed SCADA system, a system operator can immediately identify issues and send repair crews to the site of the problem. IEC’s engineers work closely with utility and public agency engineers in issues involving RTU and SCADA, and stay current with the related technology and standards. Our experts can program enhanced features into each electric SCADA system to control breakers and tie switches to allow ease of load transfers from one feeder or substation to another. Our utility clients can then see the exact configuration and easily monitor the operational status of the system at all times.