Power Engineering

Our engineering team is well versed in the latest design, modeling and analytics software. We have evaluated, engineered and created medium voltage campus distribution systems and emergency generation for a variety of facilities such as colleges and universities, hospitals, research facilities, state governmental entities and level 4 data centers. Our designers and engineers have supported piping design for steam, hot water, and glycol distribution systems, as well as electrical, instrumentation and control support projects.

Energy Management Services

Starting with the decision process, we develop the preliminary documentation and organization strategies including conceptual design, probable cost studies and RFP solicitations. For project managers, we provide construction support services, owner engineer services and third-party reviews. We would also be available to support, measure and verify project performance and financials, even after construction has been completed.

Mechanical Design Services

We provide a full range of support for your energy management needs. We help you determine the solutions that will best serve your requirements and budget. Whether your firm will need new boilers, a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installation or a microgrid, we design the entire installation. When energy savings are the foremost solution, we determine the best approach to efficiently use the resources that you already have through cooperation with utility providers or through in-house conservation.

Our engineers have the skills and expertise to integrate with the utility if the goal is to distribute power or thermal energy to a distributed grid load in campuses, transport to business parks, or other potential customers. Our design teams create electrical and mechanical equipment specifications, piping stress analysis, hydraulic and pump designs.

Our expertise includes development, design and commissioning of behind the fence CHP projects for institutions, industrial and commercial entities. RLC also works with existing mechanical systems to provide efficient installations that can improve your facility’s energy resiliency and savings. We provide a single-source solution relying on our Certified Energy Manager (CEM) who evaluates the project’s feasibility, completes electrical and mechanical designs and implementations. Additionally, we have experience in retrofitting existing utility plants for efficiency, compliance and enhancement programs.

Microgrid Design Support

Today’s microgrids offer the ultimate resiliency and versatility whether connected to the utility grid or intentionally islanded.  The total integration of renewable power systems, battery storage, rotating machines, and operation control systems pose complex challenges for today’s load center’s demands.  RLC Engineering can help your facility meet your microgrid goals.  Our experienced team can guide you through the microgrid design project.

  • Microgrid planning for load demand while grid connected and grid forming operational configurations
  • Renewable generation sizing (PV, wind, fuel cell, etc.), design, and interconnection
  • Battery storage sizing, design, and interconnection
  • Backup Synchronous generator sizing, design, and interconnection
  • Transformer inrush, cold load pickup, and transient assessments while grid forming
  • Protection and control design and coordination for all microgrid operational conditions

Power Distribution Design

From planning new medium voltage infrastructure to modernizing older systems, RLC Engineering has the experience to meet all your power distribution needs. RLC Engineering offers power system planning for load growth and system resiliency from 480 volt industrial power systems through 35 kV medium voltage power applications. System protection services ensure safety, reliability, and ease of maintenance for your complex power system infrastructure needs.

  • Planning studies for thermal capacity and voltage profiles for sustained load growth
  • Short circuit analysis for breaker interrupting and equipment withstand assessments
  • Detailed engineering design of industrial power and medium voltage campus power
  • Interconnection of generation systems including feasibility studies
  • Specification development of transformers, medium voltage breakers, reclosers, switchgear, and switches
  • Protection and control engineering for coordinating fuses, breakers, relays, and switching schemes
  • Arc Flash studies to assess incident energy and shock hazards for selection of PPE for workers
  • Power Quality assessments for voltage flicker, harmonics, and adverse voltage impacts