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 Electric power distribution networks move electricity from the power grid to the consumer, propelling our society forward.

 

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The power distribution sector has its share of challenges. Foremost is the need to ensure that power is delivered to the consumer without interruption. Additionally, the industry's rapidly-changing technology must be integrated into new and existing facilities.

Our experts can help you meet these challenges. They are committed to providing you with the best solutions owing to 30 years of experience. Our teams are open-minded and can provide you with results that will meet your needs and expectations and go beyond standard industry practices. Our innovative and agile approach is designed to quickly and effectively adapt to the ever-changing circumstances within your project. This mindset is the foundation of long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

The quality of the engineering services for electrical power distribution networks at CIMA+ is recognized by our clients to be one of the best in the industry.

CIMA+ is always on the lookout for new trends. Our experts work with state-of-the-art equipment to respond swiftly to the requirements of the client. We focus on designing and implementing innovative solutions with cutting-edge technology for electrical distribution and is reflected in the wide range of integrated energy engineering services we offer to cities, municipalities, power plants and telecommunications industries in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Our expertise: facts and figures

CIMA+’s achievements span more than 30 years and speak for themselves.

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Our specialized services

Rely on our multidisciplinary professionals to meet your requirements and expectations. We offer a full range of engineering services to successfully deliver your project, from start to finish.

Network relocation

Our team has carried out several relocation projects for road authorities, cities, and public utility companies, among others. As network relocations often take place in congested areas, and involve multiple stakeholders, projects of this magnitude can be challenging. Designing a new pole line not only requires technical skills, but foresight in order to avoid conflicts with gas and telecommunications equipment, storm sewers, street lights, sidewalks, landscape, bus pads, retaining walls, environmentally sensitive areas, etc.

Network voltage conversion

CIMA+ has delivered numerous projects for the conversion of overhead and underground electrical networks for public utilities. They involve a pre-engineering evaluation (pole line assessment) to assess the existing network condition and identify the components that need to be replaced or modified, prior to voltage conversion.

Overhead and underground system upgrades

CIMA+ provides assistance to utility companies for the implementation of their networks, including, drawings for construction, analysis and approval of detailed engineering, and joint use requests submitted for overhead and underground networks. Our comprehensive and varied experience with this type of project allows us to quickly adapt to each client’s standards, design methods and calculation tools, such as Simpas, PLS-CADD and SPIDACalc.

Burial of overhead power lines

This type of upgrade consists of the burial of overhead distribution networks, where feeders are buried through a series of manholes, switches vaults and transformers vaults.

Standard development

CIMA+ has leading-edge expertise in the design and review of electrical distribution standards for aerial and underground distribution networks. Our strength comes from everyday experience with a large variety of utilities and industry standards.

Addition of circuits and power line reconstruction

CIMA+ provides a wide range of services, including preliminary studies, on-site measurements for the selected line route, selection and positioning of equipment, pole design, anchoring of systems for aerial distribution lines, construction plans, assistance in obtaining governmental approvals, coordination with public utility companies, and technical assistance during construction.

Distribution system planning

CIMA+ works in cooperation with private and public utilities to develop the 5–20 year planning study of their distribution systems, for existing generation and future growth plans. The work includes:

Analysis and development of distribution operating maps, system models and transformer and feeder loading.

Identification of system losses.

Equipment and conductor sizing.

Voltage optimization.

Any other infrastructure upgrade required to supply the 5–20 year forecasted loads.

Discover our distribution network projects

Our teams have successfully completed hundreds of large-scale engineering projects.

Comments from our experts

CIMA+|Distribution network Mike Cabral
Vice-president, Energy and Resources, Ontario
CIMA+|Distribution network Réal Beausoleil, ing.
Project Manager, Power Distribution Networks

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Our multidisciplinary approach gives clients access to a one-stop shop model that integrates complementary engineering expertise, including environmental assessments, project management and control, infrastructure, telecommunications, transportation, and urban planning

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