Energy


For a cleaner future

As the demand for clean electric power generation and transportation becomes more of a reality through legislation, we are working side by side with our utility clients and public agencies to support their needs for a future that no longer depends on fossil fuels.

We understand that this will not happen overnight, so we are prepared to navigate our clients through the challenges brought about through technological advancements in distributed generation resources (DER), distribution automation, energy storage, microgrids, transportation electrification, and others to support the grid of the future.

We are well positioned to help our clients from our experience with power generation, transmission, sub-transmission, distribution and end-use projects. We have the technical expertise and execution capabilities to provide turn-key solutions and staff augmentation to our clients by providing the right people at the right time.

Electric Transmission & Distribution (T&D)

DHS Consulting has supported Substation, Transmission and Distribution projects for large utilities since 2014 across Southern California. We realize that as our need for electric energy continues to grow, so does our expertise to support the advancement of electric vehicles, modernization of our electric grid, advancement of distributed energy resources (DER’s), distribution automation, energy storage, microgrids, and others. It is for this reason we have assembled a team of diverse individuals with varied backgrounds to support our clients. We have worked on many substation, transmission and distribution projects including infrastructure replacement projects, rebuilds, and green field projects. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Project Management
  • Construction Advisors
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Construction Site Rep Services
  • Project Close-Out Services
  • Project Support
  • Project Controls

Renewable Energy

Our team has experience delivering large, utility scale solar and wind farm projects on both the public and private side from inception to commissioning and close-out. Our understanding of the regulatory requirements, permitting challenges, construction risk, and market conditions allows us to better plan for and mitigate risks for our clients.

We strive to be at the forefront of the technological advancements in energy storage, micro grids, and automation. In fact, in 2015 we helped successfully manage the construction of one of the first Distributed Energy Storage Integrations for Southern California Edison. We are also currently supporting their Distribution Automation Division on their Distribution Volt/ VAR Control (DVVC) program. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Program/ Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Project Controls

Oil & Gas

Although renewable energy is becoming more widely adopted through technological advancements and improved economics, the oil & gas market will continue to be a critical part of our energy independence. Our aging infrastructure of pipelines, and rail lines continues to be a challenge to maintain and upgrade. Fortunately, DHS has experts to be able to support our public and private clients through a variety of services including:

  • Engineering and Design
  • Program/ Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Project Controls
  • Inspection Services

Transportation Electrification

DHS Consulting has worked on advancing EV infrastructure since 2016 with major utilities and public- sector clients for light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty vehicles. We are aware of the unique challenges with the rapidly growing technology, impact to the grid, impact to end user facilities and operations, funding availability for agencies, utility rules and tariffs impacting rates, and can help our clients navigate the rapidly growing and ever-changing Transportation Electrification programs and projects. Our services include:

  • Master Planning
  • Facility Assessment
  • Grid Impact Assessment
  • Program/ Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Site Assessment and Feasibility Analysis
  • Pre-design planning
  • Value Engineering and Constructability Reviews
  • RFP creation and support

Corporate Real Estate

Since 2013, we have provided support to a large electric utility’s Corporate Real Estate Division with facilities covering 500,000 square miles. Our team works on variety of projects from managing the installation of EV charging stations for SCE’s fleet, modernization of existing buildings, garage upgrades for fleet vehicles, battery storage projects, compliance projects to upgrade ADA accessibility, reduce emissions from generators, and ground up construction projects. From 2014 – 2017, we managed their $150 million Control Building Modernization Program that implemented upgrades to current grid operation switching centers throughout their service territory. The program improved overall situational awareness and operating conditions through the construction of 5 new control buildings and the modernization of 11 existing facilities. Our services include:

  • Program/ Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Design Management
  • Design & Constructability Reviews
  • Project Controls
  • 3D Modeling
  • Compliance Support
  • Project Support Staff

Business Consulting

We have supported utility clients with their General Rate Case, financial analysis, and long-term planning since 2014. Recently, since 2016, we have expanded our services to including business transformation projects such as process improvement initiatives and software implementation projects. We are currently on the project team to implement Primavera P6 v16.2 and Copperleaf for the largest electric utility in California. Our services include:

  • Program/ Project Management
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Development of Business Cases and Use Cases
  • Development of new processes and procedures
  • Organizational change management
  • Resource Planning
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Support
  • Training Support
  • General Rate Case Support