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Technical Service Center, Infrastructure Services

Power System Analysis and Controls and the
Hydropower Diagnostics and SCADA Groups
(86-68440 & 86-68450)

Mead 500-kV Substation Staged Fault Tests

  Mead 500-kV Substation Staged Fault Tests

The above mentioned groups provide the Bureau of Reclamation's hydroelectric power facilities with a centralized location for technical expertise in diagnostics, troubleshooting, O&M, hydroelectric powerplant control, automation, and incident investigations.  The Groups' services were best summed up by a hydroelectric project manager who said he looks to its specialized engineers to provide the next higher tier of technical expertise to assist his field engineers.

The groups support Reclamation's efforts to provide additional energy, reduce losses, enhance efficiencies, increase powerplant reliability, and reduce generator forced outages.  Enhancing energy production means we can obtain the same amount of power with less water, thereby providing more energy and more water flexibility for other uses including environmental, recreational, etc. and allow Reclamation to move forward under deregulation.

Many of the engineering staff has an extensive university-based advanced engineering background in their respective areas of expertise.  An applied research program to meet hydroelectric powerplant needs and a supportive lab environment have enhanced the group's technical expertise and capabilities.  The two groups work closely to ensure the highest level of customer support for our clients.

Power System Analysis and Controls Group (86-68440)

Group Manager: Jim Zeiger (303) 445-2850

The Power System Analysis and Controls Group consist of the Electrical Power System Studies and Protection Team and the Control System Analysis and Testing Team.  The combined skills of these two teams include:

Hydropower Diagnostics and SCADA Group (86-68450)

Group Manager: Nathan Myers (303) 445-2643

The Hydropower Diagnostics and SCADA Group consist of the Electric Power and Diagnostics Team, the SCADA Design Team, and the Powerplant Automation Team.  The combined skills of these teams include: