Power Delivery Survey Services

We Have Extensive Experience In The Power Transmission Market

Electricity consumption is projected to grow slowly over the next five years, as energy efficiency and reduction become mainstream. Nevertheless, electricity prices are anticipated to increase as some utility companies receive permission to set competitive retail rates, which will likely benefit industry revenue. Public utility commissions (PUC) are expected to grant rate increases, fueling revenue and profit growth. Industry profit, measured as earnings before interest and taxes, is expected to increase. Larger utilities due to large economies of scale, permit large utilities to significantly expand infrastructure. The growing demand for renewable energy mixed with rising infrastructural investments across the industrial and commercial sectors will positively influence the industry’s landscape.

With the aging transmission infrastructure slowly deteriorating, the United States has seen minimal investment over the last 40 years on upgrades and new builds. Gathering and compiling information on the features and uses of the land within a proposed corridor provides the basis for selecting a route, obtaining easements, and designing and constructing a power transmission line. Blew and Associates recognizes the need for new design and rebuilding of our infrastructure as we can help support the industry with our expertise and knowledge in the design phase.

We Have The Experience Your Project Demands

Blew and Associates survey department has extensive experience in the power transmission market and offer all that is needed in the preliminary design survey. We understand the data required to design transmission lines whether it is a greenfield project, a reconductor project, or new design paralleling or replacing an existing line.

Our services include LiDAR and Aerial Mapping to collect the necessary data and we complement the aerial information with our ground-based field crews to pick up data that is critical for design including underground utilities and overhead crossings and we offer Ground Penetrating Radar(GPR) services where needed. We typically use feature codes that are in a PLS-CADD format or we can use a standard feature code as requested by the utility. Along with this data we provide topographical and rectified color imagery mapping including contours in a 1’, 2’, or 5’ intervals. In addition, we can create easements and plats to assist the design. We have a system in place that addresses utility crossings and can create a preliminary crossing matrix if requested. Once design is completed, we also offer the construction staking services. On top of our design support services we can also offer the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys when requested and if needed in the financing stages of the proposed transmission line.

Our strategy is to provide designers and utilities with the most comprehensive assessment of information available that streamlines the CADD mapping process and we can help with the planning stages early on for the best possible route to establish the proposed corridor.