Substation Design & Engineering
Drawing from expertise in both civil and electrical engineering, Leidos offers utilities an efficient approach to substation planning, design, and operation. Our comprehensive design process includes planning for constructability, contracting, and equipment procurement – all essential elements of a successful project. We are dedicated to finding the right blend of aesthetically pleasing, environmentally conscious, functional solutions to meet current utility needs, while providing the flexibility required to accommodate future expansion.
In addition, Leidos provides innovative solutions for optimization and equipment expansion, added stability through leading-edge technology, and necessary upgrades, additions, or replacements in line with budget and system operation constraints. Our services include:
- Site development including environmental and permitting
- Site grading and drainage design
- Substation physical layout and design
- Structural analysis
- Bus design
- Foundation analysis and design
- Equipment selection, specifications, procurement, and evaluation
- Construction sequencing and cutover plans
- Protective device coordination studies and design
- DC system analysis and design
- Substation automation
- Digital relay data integration
Leidos applies its substation expertise in the development, design, and project management of substation infrastructure projects from 4kV to 500 kV. Our solutions range from equipment replacements and substation rebuilds to complete greenfield designs. Using the latest design tools and processes, Leidos provides utilities with a tailored approach that meets the quality, reliability, safety, and cost requirements of today’s electric grid infrastructure.
Our qualified team provides hundreds of substation protection and control designs each year, based upon a deep understanding of the latest technology and approaches. Projects vary in size and complexity and include greenfield substation designs, new equipment and relay additions, equipment and relay upgrades, and relay coordination studies, fault analysis, and relay settings. We provide solutions for a variety of locations including generating stations, substations, switchyards, and industrial/commercial sites.
Our civil engineering department provides its customers with all of the necessary resources required to support substation upgrades, expansions, and new builds. We provide full-service capabilities and innovative solutions that enable utilities to optimize an existing substation footprint, facilitate equipment expansion, and play for future growth.
Leidos provides its customers with expertise related to SCADA design and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). In addition to SCADA upgrades, we assist utilities with interpreting and meeting NERC standards requirements. We have experience evaluating current SCADA communication architectures and providing engineering solutions to ensure NERC CIP Compliance.