Experts in Power
Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 30 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects across the United States for electric utilities, generation owners, and industrial clients. We have proven experience on projects ranging from 4 kV to 500 kV. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners to deliver meaningful energy delivery solutions.
Power delivery services include:
- Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Design and Engineering
- Transmission Line
- Distribution Line
- Protection and Controls
- SCADA and Communications
- Relay Settings
- Grid Planning
- Transmission Planning
- Distribution Planning
- System Studies
- Program/Project Management
Substation Design and Engineering
Drawing from our expertise in both civil and electrical engineering, our efficient substation design approach saves our clients both time and money. Leidos’ experienced team provides utilities with full lifecycle engineering and design solutions for substation projects, whether a new facility or modifying an existing asset.
Distribution Line Design
Leidos has provided distribution line design services to the utility industry for more than 70 years. Our reliable team of experts can serve as an extension of utility staff—with services ranging from project scoping and definition to detailed design of distribution facilities, and including the inspection, evaluation, and construction monitoring of both new and upgraded lines.
Transmission Line Design
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment since the late ‘90s, and that trend continues upward. Leidos has significant experience designing transmission projects from 46 kV through 500 kV. We are recognized as an industry leader in power design and engineering, with a portfolio representing some of the largest transmission projects in the United States.
SCADA and Communications
Leidos has extensive experience in the consulting, project management, engineering, design, procurement, construction management, and commissioning of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for electrical investor-owned and municipal transmission, distribution, and generation utilities and industrial customers.
System Planning & Protection
Leidos applies our in-depth knowledge and experience with equipment in generation, transmission, substations, and distribution to help our clients design and implement protection and controls schemes for more reliable systems. We assist our clients in understanding the variables in developing protection system designs and relay settings within the constraints of their systems.
Electric Utility Project Management
As a leader in managing some of the nation’s largest and most complex programs, Leidos brings extensive project and program management expertise to any size project. We combine proven project management processes and innovative tools with an extensive understanding of the utility industry to provide effective, efficient, and cost-saving services that directly impact a project’s bottom line.
Leidos offers sophisticated technical expertise combined with proven experience in implementing, reviewing, and improving North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability compliance programs and procedures for clients nationwide. Our expertise encompasses a full slate of capabilities, services, and knowledge to support a complete range of NERC-related requirements. Maintaining compliance requires a realistic balance between a utility’s operations, planning, and oversight/business-related functions. Our streamlined, coordinated compliance management approach helps a utility put in place the policies and practices that address NERC compliance while still maintaining operational efficiency.
Power systems are prime targets for planned and coordinated physical and cyber attacks, and utilities need to be prepared to protect the grid. The best protection comes from an appropriate blend of risk management analysis, grid design, security technology implementation, and facility hardening. Leidos offers robust experience in programs and procedures that achieve full compliance while anticipating and deterring evolving threats.
Quick FactsRead Power Delivery Brochure
- #6 Top Design Firms in Power, Transmission & Distribution, Engineering News Record, 2017
- #10 Top 20 Design Firms by Sector, Power, Engineering News Record, 2018
- #22 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record, 2018
- #9 Top 100 Pure Designers, Engineering News-Record, 2018
- Power delivery engineering up to 500 kV
- 1,000 energy professionals
- 20+ office locations supporting engineering solutions
- More than 1,400 power grid projects in 2018