BBA

Transmission and Distribution

The challenge for owners and operators of electric power transmission and distribution systems is to supply highly reliable power with real-time management to meet customer needs. To do so, our clients must develop and maintain infrastructure (substations, transmission and distribution lines, control and protection systems, data acquisition and management systems and control centers) for different electrical and environmental conditions. BBA has maintained leading-edge expertise for more than 35 years, offering support for clients not only in North America but around the world. Thanks to the highly specialized knowledge of our team members, we offer engineering services for isolated systems as well as those connected to major grids. BBA offers a full range of engineering services, from design to operation, to meet diverse needs—everything from integration of renewable energy to powering of complex industrial facilities.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

  • Specialized network studies, architecture choices
  • Technical audits and master plans
  • Studies of simple and complex loads
  • Technical and economic studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Reliability studies
  • Studies on network integration of loads and generation

ELECTRICAL STATIONS

  • Diligence and rehabilitation plans
  • Equipment specifications
  • Bid analysis
  • Procurement recommendations
  • Procurement tracking
  • Supervision of compliance testing at supplier facilities (FAT)
  • Equipment implementation
  • Control, metering and protection
  • Networking
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Training

TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LINES

  • Component selection
  • Procurement of strategic materials
  • Structure design
  • Foundation design
  • Transmission route study
  • Technical assistance during construction
  • Technical audit on the state of existing lines
  • Capacity increase study

SERVICES DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Client’s engineer
  • Inspection and supervision
  • Construction monitoring

COMMISSIONING

  • Planning of test and start-up programs
  • Definition of safety procedures and criteria
  • Systems and equipment testing and commissioning

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT

  • Client’s engineer
  • Training program
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Operational guidelines
  • Operation and maintenance manual
  • Human–machine interface (HMI