Distribution Line Design for New Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) installations are on the rise throughout the Northeast.  Since 2010, ControlPoint has supported utilities at the Planning stage of these installations by providing system impact studies. 

The studies performed include:  Load Flow Analysis, Protection and Coordination Review, Thermal Analysis, Flicker Analysis, and Project Estimates.

As the projects move into construction, ControlPoint’s Overhead Distribution Design team provides the engineering required to interconnect the new generation to the distribution system.

The typical scope of the design may include Voltage Conversion, Reconductoring, New Transformers, Reclosers, and New Pole Locations.  The Distribution team begins each project with a field assessment of existing conditions and begins to layout the design.   ControlPoint may provide customer interface for the utility where easements and permits are required.

Following the constructability review with local utility operations, the detailed design is assembled in GIS along with supporting engineering drawings and project estimates.

Fast moving schedules and accelerated utility customer timelines are supported through ControlPoint’s Project Management team and dedicated Distribution Engineering Project Leads.