UC Synergetic provides a wide range of solutions for issues related to electric transmission. Our expertise includes line routing studies and recommendations, analysis and design of structures and foundations, survey services, and the development of drawings, specifications and other project-related materials. We offer a full range of project management capabilities, as well as coordination and administration of material bid and requisition, permitting and inspection.
Among others, our services include:
• Overhead and underground transmission line
• Transmission line routing and survey studies
• Analysis and design of structures and foundations
• Project management
• Drawing development
• Construction bid preparation
• Permitting services
• Line inspection services and condition assessment
Substation Physical Design
UC Synergetic provides design, procurement and project management services for transmission/distribution substations, as well as industrial substation applications. Our capabilities include site survey and layout, fencing, equipment physical layout and specification, structure and bus work design and specification, foundation design, ground grid, lightning protection, bill-of-material and bid package development and project management. Our staff is experienced with voltages from 4.16kV through 765kV.
Our services include:
• Ring bus and breaker and one-half configurations
• Autotransformer installation including switches and
• Circuit breaker installation including disconnect
switches and lead assemblies
• High voltage air core reactor bank assemblies
• UG power cable terminations
• Low side transformer bus tie and feeder
recloser/circuit breaker installations
• Load tap changers, bus regulators and feeder
• Station grounding design
Protection and Control
UC Synergetic's Protection & Control (P&C) group has extensive experience in the application of P&C schemes for substation equipment ranging from 4.16kV to 765kV. Our designs offer a complete solution by including protection, control and SCADA. We have broad design experience applying any type of protection zones. The P&C group's SCADA experience includes designing the station LAN, applying communication settings to each relay, applying custom point maps in each relay and configuring the RTU.
Our expertise includes:
• Relay One-Line Diagram
• Three-Line Diagram
• Communications Diagram
• Relay Settings
• Relay Coordination Curves
• Equipment Reclosing Control
• RTU Settings
• IED Point Lists (SCADA)
• Line, Transformer and Bus Protection schemes
• Circuit Breaker - Breaker failure schemes, Breaker
• Capacitor Bank Protection
UC Synergetic offers innovative approaches to electric and gas distribution engineering problems. Our services include large distribution system improvement projects; creating highly complex designs for network underground systems; utility pole relocations; developing complex designs for industrial and large commercial applications (such as three-phase loop designs and alternate feed systems); and residential and commercial lighting design. Given our wide assortment of clients, we bring a strong knowledge of industry best practices to every project.
In addition to similar services detailed previously in the Transmission Engineering section, distribution engineering services also include:
• Line and substation design
• DOT-related technical and non-technical work
• Responsible Charge Engineering
• Project management
• GIS / GPS / Work management support
• Full-service CADD
• Field services, including permitting and right of way
• Joint-use program management
Additional services include:
• Project management
• Project site overview
• GIS data collection/mapping
• Outage management system data
• Asset inventory and assessment
• AMI/AMR deployment
UC Synergetic provides an array of service offerings grouped together under the heading Field Services. Chief among these are meter services, which includes installing new digital, automated meters; meter repair; meter reading; dispatching and tracking, etc. Our trained experts will supplement your workforce and allow you to reallocate human capital to address other issues.
Field services also includes managing joint use pole projects, including conducting initial pole audits, mapping, permitting, make-ready design, and post inspection after the new user has attached to the pole. We also offer asset management work, such as pole inspections, transformer inventory, lighting inspections,
switch inspections, and substation inspections.
UC Synergetic has a dedicated team of engineers who are experts in electrical, gas, and communications planning and strategy. Our Consulting team has a high degree of technical skill and expertise in engineering analysis tools and industry best practices. Their expertise focuses on three primary areas: system planning and development; reliability and system protection; and engineering and economic studies.
In the communications area, we provide long-range, outside plant planning; node serving area design; FTTX planning; and budget development.
Additional Consulting capabilities:
• Short-and long-range planning
• Reliability assessment and benchmarking
• Circuit analysis
• Capacitor optimization
• Overcurrent and lightning protection
• Power flow studies
• Passive optical network planning
• Long-haul fiber routing
• Smart Grid strategy and integration
• Technical training
• Renewable energy / grid connection studies
Our energy delivery services include assisting utilities with addressing NERC, FERC and IEEE standard changes; Arc Flash studies and training; circuit coordination; voltage drop and power factor studies; designer training; and development of RFPs and business case studies, to name a few.
UC Synergetic is ideally positioned to serve the needs of the wireless industry. Our communications and power capabilities allow us to effectively work with all key stakeholders to provide distributed antenna systems (DAS) as well as cellular tower services.
• RF design
• OSP engineering
• HUB location design and ISP engineering
• Project management
• Right of way
• Pole and conduit research and licensing
• Site acquisition and grant of location
We have been actively deploying DAS networks since 2004. Serving the industry’s leading companies, we have completed the design and implementation of more than 1,000 nodes in a host of metropolitan and rural areas including Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Raleigh, and Dallas, among others.
UC Synergetic offers a wide range of services to tower-based cellular communications clients delivering design and installation services of new tower locations as well as existing site upgrades. Our experience and knowledge base of existing fiber carrier networks allows us to promote and discover competitive opportunities to provide site services including right of way, RF design, and OSP engineering. Our industry experience and regional office locations allow us to offer these services on a national footprint.
Wireline LEC Services
UC Synergetic has been providing services nationally to the local exchange carrier (LEC) community since 1969. Services include professional staffing, planning, OSP engineering, records management, make ready, joint use audits and clerical services.
We have designed more than 1,000,000 homes passed with Fiber to the Home across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country. UC Synergetic has experience across the legacy copper plant network environment, as well as with the latest advancements with technology for Fiber to the Node, Fiber to the Home, Passive Optical Networks, and hybrid wireless network design for broadband into rural environments.
When severe weather strikes and essential services are impacted, UC Synergetic stands ready to assist in restoring power and communications systems quickly and safely.
• Rapid mobilization and deployment
• Debris clean-up
• Damage assessment
• Post-event assessment
• Emergency follow-up engineering
• Long-term recovery assistance
• Transformer load management
• Post-engineering reconstruction services
• Forensic engineering
We maintain an active database of more than 300 qualified teams (who are available on a contingency basis) to be called out to storm sites for assessment and emergency restoration work. Our teams include former utility company linemen, assessors, distribution and transmission engineers, and systems experts who bring proven crisis management and restoration experience to every storm event. Given our expertise and management capabilities, we typically deploy teams within 24 hours or less.
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