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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power has awarded IEC Corporation with a three year contract to provide Owner's Representative Services for its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Projects.
IEC will assist the Department in a wide variety of tasks including engineering and technical support, design review, project management support, cyber security compliance, substation design, security projects, converter stations testing, Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Program, and various facilities work.
The award for providing Owner's Representative services follows IEC’s successful four-year contracts supporting the Department's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Projects.
The contract will assist LADWP in achieving its goals of increasing procurement of eligible renewable energy resources to 33% by 2020.
IEC Corporation is part of a team of consultants selected by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to provide owner's engineering services for its proposed 400 MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydroelectric plant. The proposed Iowa Hill project will include a 6,400 acre-foot capacity upper reservoir where water would be stored. During peak electrical demand, water will flow through a 3,500-foot-long tunnel to the lower reservoir to create energy. The power generated will be distributed to SMUD customers via existing transmission lines already in place for its existing Upper American River hydroelectric project.
After winning the Owner's Engineering contract with Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (AML&P) to support the development of a 120 MW combined cycle power project, AML&P recently awarded IEC with a $6.9 million, two-and-a-half year contract extension to continue its on-site support and provide construction management, design review, field engineering, and special inspection services.
The project will use of an innovative cooling system design coupled with the water district to capture more than 50% of the plant's annual waste energy to heat the community potable water supply for the City of Anchorage. The site makes use of a plume-abated cooling tower and a full Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation and switchyard.
The new power plant will be about 25 percent to 30 percent more efficient with a combined-cycle design that combines gas-fired turbines with sufficient waste heat recovery to drive an additional steam turbine.
IEC Corporation recently completed engineering services to provide detail design for the Modesto Irrigation District's 12th Street Substation. The objective of this project is to remove, redesign and replace existing equipment and foundations at the 12th Street Substation. IEC was responsible for providing demolition drawings and design, arrangement, layouts, specifications, diagrams, plans, and details for replacement of the 12kV main and transfer bus structure, 69kV and 12kV bus routing, breakers, PTs, protection scheme, and control building. IEC is now providing on-site construction management support, inspection services, and quality assurance support.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is proposing to replace the existing underground and marine electrode portions of the Sylmar Ground Return System (SGRS). The existing SGRS is an integral component of the Pacific Direct Current Intertie (PDCI) Transmission Line, which transmits bulk power between Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest.
IEC is currently responsible for supporting LADWP on the study, permitting, and design of the Shoreline and Marine portion of the SGRS Project. Based on the approved design, IEC will then prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide services to procure and construct the DC electrode for the Sylmar Converter Station.
The Sylmar Ground Return System includes 31 miles of overhead lines, underground cables, and underwater cable segments that begin at the Sylmar Converter Station, the southern terminus of the PDCI.
IEC Corporation has been supporting approximately 130 California school energy projects (completed or under contract) over the past few years. Numerous school districts throughout California have selected IEC's team of experts to install solar photovoltaic facilities, perform energy audits, identify and analyze feasibility of energy projects, and serve as an Energy Manager for Prop 39 funding projects. IEC continues to support its existing school district clients and is adding new school projects each month. Representative testimonials from several of these clients illustrate our success with these important school energy assignments.
IEC contract with SMUD to provide Thermal Power Plant Engineering Services has now been extended by an additional 12 months so that IEC and its team can continue to provide engineering and technical support to SMUD's power facilities.
SMUD’s Balancing Authority includes power supply from three co-generation, one simple cycle and one combined cycle thermal power plants. Ownership of all of these plants is through Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs), managed by SMUD manages. IEC has previously provided engineering services for all of these power plants as well as many of SMUD’s other generation and electrical systems.
IEC Corporation's Portland office has recently been awarded two new contracts to support utility substation design projects. The Portland team was awarded a contract for Electrical Engineering Services in support of Skamania PUD’s upcoming Underwood Substation Rebuild Project. The Project will entail substation detailed design, including conceptual design and equipment procurement; contractor IFB package preparation and bid process support; and construction support. IEC Portland was also contracted to design a 161kV/34.5kV Substation that will support a 200 MW Wind Project for a confidential client located in Minnesota.
LADWP has awarded IEC Corporation with a contract to provide architectural and engineering design services, including the installation of rooftop solar panels, to develop its Hollywood Service and Community Center in Los Angeles, California. IEC will also be providing Construction Administration support for the Project.
Sacramento, CA, October 23, 2014 – IEC Corporation has again been voted number one by its employees the best place to work in the Sacramento area as part of the Sacramento Business Journal’s yearly survey. IEC was ranked first among the top 10 companies in its size category.
The company has been a top ten finalist several times - consistently ranking in the top three (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012) - and was ranked first in its category in 2007 and now again in 2014. When asked by the Business Journal how IEC defines an A+ workplace, Eric Quintero commented, “An ideal workplace culture features opportunities for professional growth, achievement recognition and achieving goals as a team. It also involves an atmosphere where people feel comfortable in having different opinions and approaches which fosters a more creative and solutions-driven team." ... read more