Essex Energy offers utilities distribution system services which will benefit them in several areas of their daily operations.
Short Circuit & Arc Flash Analysis
This service determines fault currents and impedances through the utilities electrical distribution system. Arc Flash analysis provides identification of Arc Flash Hazards including incident energy, flash protection boundary and protection level.
Phase Balancing provides utilities with a Feeder by Feeder system review with suggested changes to improve phase balance. Our report will identify the balancing of loads on the feeders which is achieved by the best balance of current flows along the entire feeder. This reduces losses and releases feeder capacity.
Essex Energy can accurately determine optimal capacitor size and location type for a utilities distribution system. The report will identify optimal capacitor placement location, to improve system voltage, and reduce losses.
Identification of Overloaded/underutilized assets
This report determines the loading of assets within a distribution system. This will assist with replacing transformers or conductors before encountering issues related to overloading assets which will prevent damage.
Our switching optimization report will outline the best open point configuration to minimize the power losses on the system and improve the overall system voltage profile to reduce voltage drops on the most heavily loaded feeders.