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Transmission & Distribution Design to Keep Your Power Reliable

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See how we help our clients and what they have to say about working with our team.
We build solid relationships with our clients and take pride in being a trusted resource.
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Contact us about your electric transmission & distribution design project.

NERC/NESC/RUS Thermal Evaluation Line Rating

Our team uses LiDAR modeling for Line Rating/Re-rating, including SAPS Finite Element Analysis and Reporting.

  • Check clearances to all feature codes
  • Batch Thermal Calculation to determine surveyed wire temperature
  • Method 1 or Method 4 structures to best fit scope
  • Wire clearance for galloping wire cases
  • Determine plans for structure/clearance violation

Transmission Line — Design & Engineering

Our transmission engineers employ PLS-CADD design and modeling and PLS-POLE structural design and modeling to develop plans and specifications and ensure a seamless project/construction management process.

  • New line layout and mapping
  • Bid document management and organization
  • Accurate up to date structure drawings
  • Construction survey and staking
  • Detailed material lists and acquisition
  • Detailed construction phasing diagrams
  • Comprehensive loading and drawing diagrams for laminate and steel poles

Distribution Line — Design & Engineering

Our engineers focus on overhead and underground line design and engineering utilizing PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE, various construction methods, and project/construction management.

  • Extensive plan and profiles
  • Construction surveying and staking
  • Structure solutions to tight alignment and crowded corridors
  • Detailed material lists and acquisition

Aerial Mapping Services

95West provides aerial acquisition and geospatial services throughout the United States and Canada, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Widseth. Our transmission engineers and aerial team work closely together to make an extremely efficient team.

  • Our Riegel VQ-1560 II-S is the most versatile airborne laser scanner on the market with a pulse repetition rate of 4MHz at 5,250 feet AGL
  • We operate a Vexcel UltraCam Eagle M3, f80 large format camera to capture crystal clear images
  • Our simultaneous collection system is mounted to a Cessna Grand Caravan high-wing, turboprop aircraft
  • Analysis of feature code point clouds
  • Accurate identification of attachment points
  • Utility corridor monitoring

Primary Clients We Serve

Municipal Electric Utilities

We listen to what you need and design systems that deliver reliable power.

Rural Electric Coops

Our engineers design quality distribution systems for a variety of rural electric cooperatives.

Power Agencies

We can help you with new transmission line projects or improvements to existing systems.

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“Widseth has many other clients, but you’re not aware of that when you work with them. They have a very personal way of doing things. They always provided very quick, reliable service.”

— Eric Popinga, Real Estate Administrator, Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. 

Eric Popinga Central Power

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