Clean Energy and Engineering Consulting - Smart Utility

Reducing the risks of new technology in distribution planning,
operations, and asset management

Powertech’s Smart Utility Technology (SUT) Department is an independent, commercial testing and validation facility that offers engineering services and consulting expertise to support utilities in grid modernization. The department collaborates with utilities, vendors, and OEMs in design, product development, technology evaluation, interoperability testing,and pre-deployment validation. These services reduce the risk of bringing advanced technologies to the industry.

The SUT Department operates the Smart Utility Test Center, one of the largest, outdoor, full-scale distribution system demonstration facilities, and is currently supporting evaluation and testing of SCADA, Distribution Automation, Distribution
Management Systems, and DMS applications including Fault Location, Isolation and Restoration (FLISR).

Our team has first-hand experience in the design, implementation, and testing of IT-OT integration for large utilities in North America.The SUT Department evaluates new communications technologies for standards conformance, and our lab has capabilities to assess security and privacy implementation of communications systems for critical infrastructure.

Powertech also offers expertise on electric vehicle (EV) deployment and infrastructure, and is currently assisting with the development of solutions and strategies for vehicle grid integration.