Design for NERC Compliance
Through a routine inspection process, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), discovered several locations where BTU-owned distribution lines crossed under Entergy-owned transmission lines with clearances not meeting North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. M&S Engineering was tasked with analyzing each location and developing plans for elimination of these issues. Typically, a simple re-route of a line section mitigated the problem, but some underground distribution line engineering was required. Much coordination between a municipally owned distribution utility (BTU) and an investor-owned transmission provider (Entergy) was required.