SUBSTATION & SWITCHYARDS

ECF has provided innovative design solutions for integrated and automated substation facilities. These include fully integrated automated substations with ECF performing SCADA, HMI, and PLC design and programming at the substation, as well as communications and corporate wide data archiving.

ECF offers planning, design, and implementation services for any substation project. Some Smart Grid activities may include work at the substation. There is real value in ensuring communications assets installed at the substation level will be able to survive the environment, thus the added substation experience is an enabler for reliability. With experience from the smallest of distribution substations up to 500 kV bulk transmission facilities, including power plant switchyards, and many other successful projects to the staff's credit, ECF is a one-stop shop for switchyard and substation projects. 

The ECF integration team has significant experience designing new substations as well as retrofitting existing sites with automation and integration systems. This experience allows us to provide modern protection and control systems, which utilize the latest in communication technology and protocols to deliver a reliable, cost effective solution.

ECF offers substation experience in:

• Transmission Substations & Switchyards
• Station Expansions and Upgrades
• GIS Design-Build
• SCADA System Additions & Upgrades
• Capacitor Bank Additions
• Protective Relaying & Control
• Automated / Integrated Systems
• Fiber Optic Cabling
• Site Civil and Geotechnical Work
• Grounding Systems
• Communication Systems
• Access Roads & Fencing
• Communication Systems
• Insulation Coordination
• Grounding Analysis
• Relay Coordination Studies
• Fault Studies
• EMF Analysis
• Load Management Systems
• Data Acquisition- DFRs, SERs, IEDs

The ECF integration team has significant experience designing new substations as well as retrofitting existing sites with automation and integration systems. This experience allows us to provide modern protection and control systems, which utilize the latest in communication technology and protocols to deliver a reliable, cost effective solution. 

ECF expertise includes:

 

• Developing or applying clearly defined specifications

• Designing protection & control

• Communication interface design and implementation

• Proper protection of copper communications facilities for relaying, SCADA, telephone, etc.

• Analyzing Fault and mis-operations Data

• Programming of SCADA, PLC, and HMI systems

• Construction supervision / inspection

• Power Line Carrier system studies, design, and implementation

• Commissioning