Power Engineering and Design

Duke Energy Electric Distribution Engineering Services Various Locations, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, North and South Carolina, and Florida

KCI provides the utility and power industry with the resources necessary for designing and expanding power generation, transmission and distribution facilities. We combine our electrical, civil and structural engineering expertise with a thorough knowledge of site development, construction, zoning, permitting and environmental compliance to provide cost-effective designs and project management services.

The firm has been performing substation, transmission, and electric and gas distribution design/engineering services for utility companies for more than 25 years. Our team is well versed in applying and practicing industry codes, standards and regulations to all of our power delivery jobs. KCI’s breadth of experience working on the load and line side of the meter gives us the advantage of practicing both the National Electric Code (NEC) and National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Services include:

  • System planning
  • Emergency restoration support
  • Joint-use make ready
  • Lighting design
  • DOT grid mod. (including over current protection & coordination)
  • GIS/CADD services
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Power quality (including fuse coordination)
  • New revenue/new customer & existing facility
  • Modification design
  • Network/complicated commercial industrial system design
  • URD (underground residential distribution) subdivision design
  • Storm hardening/wind loading
  • Transmission line (Voltage Classes 44kVand below)
  • LiDAR and laser scanning surveys
  • Generation facilities for renewable energy sources
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Solar arrays
  • Right-of-way services determination and negotiations

KCI is a leader in energy conservation for existing and new facilities, and in developing renewable energy resources, including energy from wastewater. We employ cost-effective approaches to design and engineer transportation and distribution structures and facilities that exceed the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). Our engineers, surveyors and construction managers are complemented by environmental planners to address the converging disciplines of energy development and environmental protection.