Power Generation and Transmission Newsletter

March 29, 2022

Accelerating Underground Transmission Projects

With demand for renewable energy growing, utilities and power companies are taking transmission underground to deliver power safely and reliably to those who need it. Our teams give you integrated services, siting solutions, and deep project knowledge. We start where you are and help take your project where it needs to go.

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Find the Right Energy Site, Faster Than Ever Before

Site selection or transmission line routing can eat up precious time in your project schedule. Pivvot‘s geospatial location intelligence streamlines renewable energy siting and suitability, electric transmission and pipeline routing, environmental impact analysis, and custom data acquisition. Its self-service platform lets you identify, manage, and manipulate datasets to find and evaluate possibilities earlier than ever before.

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3 Key Services for Underground Project Success

Thermal resistivity testing

Essential to cable sizing of underground transmission line projects, this testing is performed for soils, aggregates, bedrock, grouts, concrete, and thermal fluidized backfill design. Whether you need predictive data at the preliminary due diligence stage or test results later on, get the information you need faster from 10 in-house laboratory locations across the U.S. approved to provide this specialized testing.

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD)

Understanding subsurface and geologic impacts at a transmission line cabling site helps you avoid costly missteps during design and installation. Our Power Generation & Transmission teams help keep your horizontal directional drilling projects on track by combining hydraulic fracture and pullback pipe stress analyses with more than 50 years of proprietary subsurface geotechnical data from across the country.

National environmental planning services

Terracon’s recent acquisitions of Environmental Planning Group (EPG) in the West and Skelly and Loy in the East further strengthens our growing environmental planning and permitting practice across the country. Bring the knowledge and partnership of more than 200 environmental planning and permitting professionals to your underground and overhead transmission projects.

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