Case Studies & Capabilities

Halker’s electrical, structural, and civil engineers make our innovative designs a reality. With a focus on safety and operational efficiency, our experienced staff of multi-disciplined engineers apply our clients’ specifications, industry standards, compliance requirements, and operational parameters to the strategic approaches that our engineers create for each project.

Specific to power our capabilities provide our clients with insights into their systems’ performance and enable more intelligent, resilient and hardened systems. The result is a safe and effective real-world implementation of innovative and fit-for-purpose design based on business and production objectives that maximize the efficiencies and flexibility of today’s energy innovations.

Transmission, distribution and collection systems form the distributing and transmitting infrastructure of the nation’s electric grid, carrying electricity between substations, switching stations, and generation sites and eventually to the end users. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which must be customized to the site and application they are being used for.

Halker’s capabilities in electrical, SCADA, civil and structural engineering include a wide range of power installations, including civil plans for substation sites, substation electrical and support-structure design, and overhead and underground transmission, distribution and collection line design.

The following is a list of Halker’s abilities in the transmission, distribution, & collection space:

  • Greenfield & Retro-fit Designs
  • 3kV up to 500kV Designs
  • FLISR (Fault Locating Isolation Service Restoration) Design
  • Wind & Solar Collection Design
  • Utility Scale Battery Integration
  • Utility Interconnection & Transmission Designs
  • Power Distribution Designs
  • Smart Grid Designs
  • Micro Grid Designs
  • Voltage Regulation & Stability
  • SCADA & Automation
  • Protective Relaying
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Estimates
  • Owner’s Engineering
  • Field Inspection & Analysis
  • Problem Troubleshooting
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • System Studies

Electric substations are one part of the power system, transforming voltage and performing a range of other important functions. Between the generating station substations electric power may flow through several substations at different voltage levels from high transmission voltages and lower distribution voltages, or at the interconnection of two different transmission voltages.

With this need in mind, our electrical engineers are experts in utility build-outs, including electrical power distribution system assessment and design. Our substations are designed with safety and efficiency first and foremost, creating facilities that function for our clients over the long term.

The following is a list of Halker’s abilities in the substation and switching station space:

  • Greenfield & Retro-fitted Designs
  • 5kV through 500kV Designs
  • Protection & Control Designs
  • Physical Designs & Layouts
  • SCADA & Automation
  • Protective Relaying
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Estimates
  • Owner’s Engineering
  • Problem Troubleshooting
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Maintenance Program Development
  • Power System & Grid Modeling & Studies

Without generation, we would not have the power needed to power our world. Halker’s electrical, structural, process, and civil engineers have the capabilities to help you design and build your next power generation facility. From renewables, to rotating machines, to battery storage, we have the expertise to make your next power generation project run smoothly.

The following is a list of Halker’s abilities in the generation space:

Various Forms of Power Generation
  • Combined Cycle & Simple Cycle Gas Generation
  • Cogeneration
  • Renewables – Wind, Solar, PV, CPV, & Micro-hydro Power Generation
  • Steam Turbines
  • Reciprocating Engine Power Generation
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  • Micro Grid & Island Solutions
  • Smart-Grid Technologies
  • Pumped Storage
  • Utility Scale Battery Integration
  • Protection and Control Design
  • Physical Design & Layout
  • Balance of Plant
  • SCADA and Automation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Estimates
  • Owner’s Engineering
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Testing and Commissioning

The power of system modelling, and studies helps us to simulate an outcome and design and provide a solution without even breaking ground. Our multi-discipline engineering team is skilled in building system models and utilizing software to provide our clients with a solid, well analyzed design.

The following is a list of Halker’s abilities in the Power System Studies Space:

  • System Model Development
  • GIS Data Integration
  • Arc Flash Analysis
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Ampacity Analysis
  • Voltage Drop Analysis
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Protective Relay Settings & Coordination
  • Motor Starting Analysis
  • Power Factor Analysis
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • System Performance
  • System Growth & Expansion Planning Analysis
  • Voltage Regulation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Conduit & Cable Tray Design
  • Duct Bank and Direct-Bury Thermal Heating Analysis
  • Grounding & Lightning Analysis
  • Stability Analysis
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Transient Analysis
  • Battery Studies
  • Transmission Planning
  • Interconnection Studies
  • Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration

Halker’s knows the importance of developing practical designs that have the capability to be applied in the real world. Our team’s designs have both technical prowess and  tangible, real world integration. From field inspections, to construction management, to testing and commissioning, we can troubleshoot and help solve your real-world problems.

The following is a list of Halker’s abilities in the field services space:

  • Field Inspections
  • As-built Drawing Sets for Existing Facilities & Infrastructures
  • GIS Data Collection and Development
  • Construction Supervision & Management
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management

Below is a summary of the engineering consulting services we provide:

  • Owner’s Engineering
  • Third Party Review
  • Transmission, Distribution & Collection Design
  • Substation Design
  • Power Generation Design
  • Power System Studies
  • System’s Advisor
  • Utility Interconnection & Analysis
  • Balance of Plant
  • Development and Design
  • Field Services, Testing, Commissioning & Maintenance
  • Protective Relay Settings