Reliable and secure power transmission and distribution systems are critical elements in the push to meet the growing global demand for electricity. Transmission and distribution systems provide a lifeline in rural or developing areas, enhancing the quality of life and spurring economic growth.
Parsons Brinckerhoff brings proven skills and experience to the design, development, and maintenance of power networks, from medium-scale systems to extra high voltage (EHV) networks. We serve in diverse roles, including Lender’s Engineer providing risk evaluation and supervision and inspection services, and Owner’s Engineer providing design and project and construction management services. We’ve supported clients such as utilities and government agencies on transmission and distribution networks around the world. We’ve worked on every major system element, including overhead lines, substations, underground and submarine cables, protection and control systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems/distribution management systems (DMS).
Parsons Brinckerhoff’s transmission and distribution projects bring clear benefits to affected communities. An interconnection project between Ireland and the UK will increase security of supply, and spur competition in the Irish electricity market. A transmission project to bring power into Cambodia from Thailand serves a local population that previously depended on small diesel generators. A transmission interconnection project between Ethiopia and Djibouti in east Africa will provide affordable electricity to Djibouti and serve remote border towns. In every case, our goal is to support clients in planning and implementing networks that will perform efficiently over the long term.