Electrical System Planning

TOTH provides distribution and transmission planning services for cooperatives, municipalities and investor-owned utilities. Our engineers are experienced in all aspects of electrical system studies and planning, from construction work plans, to long range plans, to system sectionalizing. In all aspects of system planning, TOTH works closely with clients to provide recommendations for both short-term and long-term growth. Using data provided by the client and the latest modeling software, a plan is developed to accommodate the realistic growth of a system over the next two to 20 years.

TOTH’s electrical engineers have professional experience on a wide range of systems planning design projects. Our scope of services includes, but is not limited to:

Construction Work Plans, System Studies, and Long Range Plans

  • Load forecasting
  • Load flow analysis
  • Transmission power flow studies
  • System improvement recommendations
  • Reliability/contingency analysis
  • System energy losses evaluations
  • Cost analysis of line loss
  • Regulatory filings for local, state, and federal agencies

Other related planning services

  • Sectionalizing analysis
  • Voltage flicker/motor starting analysis
  • Arc flash studies
  • Distributed generation interconnection studies
  • Power factor correction studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Environmental impact studies

TOTH’s professionals are assisting Ouchita Electric Cooperative establish route, establish and procure right-of-way (ROW), design and administer construction contracts for approximately 13.5 miles of 115kV line from new Summerville Switch Station (on AEP’s existing 115kV line) to Ouachita’s existing Summerville distribution station.

Ouachita Electric Cooperative – Summerville 115 kV Transmission Design & Environmental Impact Statement

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