Engineering, Field, & Installation Validation Services

Field Switchgear Installation Services

Advanced Power Technologies (APT) provides comprehensive combination of products and services in the fields of power generation and electric power distribution.  Since inception, Advanced Power Technologies was involved in engineering, installation validation and commissioning of many hundreds of Megawatts of power generation and power distribution systems.  

In 1999 and early 2000s, during the year 2000 power blackout concerns, California power crisis, and unprecedented high peak energy consumption, APT provided engineering and commissioning services to generator set distributors and multiple electric utility companies in states from Hawaii to Ohio to New York in rapid deployment and installation of hundreds of Megawatts of electric power at multiple utility substations. 

In 2003 APT was selected by the NiSource (one of the major regulated energy companies) and US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Distributed Energy Resources Center (as subcontractor to NiSource Energy Technologies) to conduct a major study related to the issues of  the transition of the distributed generation resources (DG) to and from grid connected operation and review of then emerging “Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems”, IEEE P1547 and it’s potential impact on operation of the DG systems.  

APT provided engineering services and equipment to a Global Energy Services Provider and major Government Contractor to allow them to rapidly deploy many hundreds of Megawatts of electric power all over the world.  Whether it was a sudden power shortage due to the reduced water supply affecting the hydropower output, unexpected power plant breakdown, or support of the military operations and the consequences thereof - APT's rapid deployment power expertise has always come to the rescue.

APT offers a unique combination of Power Management Systems products and services. Our uniqueness and strength is our ability to assist in all phases of the project.

At the beginning stages of the project, we can assist the Owner and Engineers in feasibility and technical evaluation of the existing power system, calculate the available fault currents and advise on the optimal power system configuration and operation. Our engineers can explain pros and cons as well as assist in selecting solidly grounded, low impedance grounded or high impedance grounded systems, various protective relaying, power monitoring and automation schemes as well as perform all the calculations necessary to supply equipment for a functional and coordinated power system.

When our equipment is installed, we can provide and oversee a comprehensive system commissioning, testing and integration. We will continue ongoing support during the lifetime of the installation.

For more information on how we help your specific problem, please feel free to contact us.