Equipping transmission and distribution for the future
Pressure on transmission and distribution infrastructure is increasing as global operators look to serve their growing markets, driving a focus on enhancing efficiency in energy delivery across the sector. At a network level, smart grids are deploying advanced technology to help reduce waste and cost. For local distribution, quick and efficient connections are requiring more responsive supply chains.
Operators are prioritising environmental targets to drive the transition to a greener, more sustainable energy sector. Security is also a concern, with systems facing cyber attacks and substations, transformers and power lines vulnerable to physical threats.
Whether for new build or for existing assets incorporating new technology configurations, conventional power and renewable energy programmes comprise interconnected projects. These diverse projects can include plant construction, technology integration and storage and grid infrastructure as part of the transition to more sustainable energy.
Our expertise in transmission and distribution
Whether supporting the delivery of systems in remote locations or helping to drive a transition to renewables, we bring expertise to programmes and projects.
Our transmission expertise includes high voltage overhead transmission, underground transmission systems including subsea, high voltage and medium voltage substations, HVDC as well as medium-voltage distribution systems, and protection and control systems.
We bring global knowledge and business intelligence to inform clients’ decision-making. That is supported by consultants who understand local regulation, environmental constraints and supply chain management.
We have a network of dedicated experts with insights and resources to help our transmission and distribution sector clients succeed.
Major projects and programmes
We work on the world’s largest interconnector projects, helping build a more open and secure electricity market, with the capability to facilitate increased levels of renewables.
We work across the full lifecycle of transmission and distribution assets, from planning and procurement through to delivery, operation and renewal.
Read how we have applied our expertise and knowledge to power transmission and distribution projects and programmes, driving lifetime performance and enabling assets to be managed in the most efficient and effective way.
Snowy Hydro, Australia
Operational for the last five decades, Snowy Hydro is helping Australia meet its global commitments on climate change and will generate more power and lower electricity prices.
NYPA’s Asset Management Journey
New York Power Authority (NYPA) is the largest state-owned electric utility in the United States, responsible for critical generation and transmission systems across New York State.
Empowering change at ElectraNet in Australia
Refining project delivery to drive efficiency and build capability
Eskom - Kimberley strengthening scheme, South Africa
Boosting capacity across the electricity value chain
Transmission and distribution perspectives
Our experts give their insights into the challenges facing the sector and set out their thinking on the solutions and innovations that can help foster success into the future.
Offshore wind's potential: what will it take to succeed?
With climate change concerns at the top of national agendas around the world, ambitious targets for offshore wind are being set, driving technological and geographic change.
COVID-19: Optimism and apprehension from the infrastructure sector
Despite the unprecedented disruption, infrastructure hubs are proving resilient to the high demand or actively adapting to enable businesses to continue operating.
Transmission and distribution services
Our services span the full lifecycle of programmes and projects supporting the reliable distribution of power. Our programme and project management expertise, cost and commercial management, project controls, procurement and advisory services help clients meet the sector’s challenges.
Our industry knowledge enables us to drive value and performance through robust cost control, while managing and mitigating risk. Across programmes and projects, our services are dedicated to enabling lifetime value and success.
We connect clients and their programmes to market innovation and global leading practice, supporting opportunities for successful infrastructure investment and benchmarking performance to aid decision-making.
Programme strategy and set up
We work with our clients and key stakeholders to establish the business case and build the team capabilities and execution plan to drive successful delivery.
We have a reputation for devising the strategy, setting up and managing programme management office and multi-disciplinary programme teams.
Our independent advice and expertise enables us to negotiate the complexities and risk, apply learning, realise opportunities and deliver on clients’ cost, schedule and performance targets.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost performance at every stage, balancing clients’ market needs with robust cost control and applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence to drive cost-efficiency and value.