Overhead Distribution Design

Engineering, Design, and Consulting Services for Overhead Distribution

Electric Power Utilities continue to invest in their distribution electrical facilities to support reliability initiatives and modernization.  Distribution Systems have grown in complexity due to the introduction of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and system wide load growth within an aging infrastructure.

ControlPoint Technologies’ team of Distribution Engineers includes Principal Engineers, Designers, and Consultants to provide the technical leadership for utility overhead distribution projects.   Our process begins with project kickoff to confirm the project plan with utility stakeholders.  The ControlPoint Technologies engineering team will perform Field Survey of existing facilities, provide GIS design, develop supporting sketches for non-standard poles, facilitate easements and permits where required, perform a constructability review with utility operations, and deliver the project design into the utility work order management system.

Many electric utilities have partnered with ControlPoint as a Consulting Engineer to improve reliability for their distribution systems.  ControlPoint works closely with Distribution Engineers, System Planning Engineers, Protection Engineers, Field Supervisors and Construction teams to outline criteria for design improvements within utility standards. 

Services include:

  • Reliability Programs

  • Overhead Line Extensions

  • Voltage Conversions & Reconductoring

  • Storm Hardening

  • DOT / Road Projects

  • Substation Feeder Getaways

  • Inspection and Maintenance Programs

  • Renewable Energy Interconnections

  • Third Party Attachments, Broadband

  • Circuit Maps & As-Builts

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.

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