ENCO can assist with the following:

Implementation Planning
We can prepare an initial plan that sets forth the necessary tasks for implementing a new electric utility including, but not limited to, budget and schedule forecasts and a list of required permits, interconnections and regulatory filings.

Utility Start-Up Documents
We can prepare the appropriate policies, procedures, tariffs and related forms, including line extension agreements, temporary service applications, added facilities agreements and applications for service and draft utility operation standards necessary for a new electric utility.

Complete System Design
We use highly reliable and cost-effective system design standards and processes to support the increasing efficiency of distribution systems as well as the process of planning to support growth.

System Construction
We put to work highly reliable and cost-effective construction standards, work processes and resource management methods.

Operations and Maintenance
We efficiently manage all aspects of electric distribution operations and maintenance, including 24-hour customer trouble response, restoration management, and other utility operating systems.

Billing & Customer Care
We provide the latest in Customer Information System technology, as well as personalized service for all customer service and billing needs. We include call center, meter reading, and other account management services.

24-Hour Operations Management Services
We provide monitoring, control, dispatching and restoration services for the lowest cost and highest labor efficiency, as well as, exceptional status information and service response for customers.

Supply Chain Management
We provide the power of economy-of-scale and improved resource management techniques for your utility's procurement, warehousing and material management processes.

We have established working relationships with AT&T and Verizon Planning teams based upon our interaction on numerous projects. We leverage these professional relationships to promptly identify the necessary facilities to serve renewable energy project. The specific services we offer include, but are not necessarily limited, to the following:

 

Line Extension Negotiations and Project Management

  • Negotiate timeline and cost for lien extensions and line re-enforcement 
  • Assistance in filling out high voltage information forms (e.g. 1039A form)
  • Project manage the construction of the line extension to timelines are met
  • Coordinate the install of required on-site facilities including:
    • Conduits
    • Pull boxes
    • Innerducts
  • Backboard and/or shelves, power supply grounding and high voltage protection

Circuit Ordering and Provisioning

  • Assist in identifying the types of circuits/lines required to serve your renewable energy project.
  • Place and project-manage service orders from inception to provisioning and turn-up.
  • Assist in negotiations with the electrical interconnecting utility and CAISO in regards to the DTT, SCADA/EMS, and ECN requirements.
  • Coordinate and schedule any required inspections by AT&T/Verizon for the on-site facilities.
  • Coordinate the installation of the point to point circuits with electrical interconnecting utilities.

CAISO Energy Communication Network (ECN) Circuit

  • CAISO Network is handled by a specialized AT&T team with very specific processes. Our knowledge of the team and processes ensures an expedient establishment of connectivity and turn up.
  • Advise the project to pursue the communication option that best fits the project.
  • Assist with completing appropriate forms to apply for service.
  • Obtain IP address necessary for the CAISO New Resource Implementation process.
  • Coordinate delivery of equipment.
  • Monitor and influence expeditious installation of the required circuits and turn-up of the network.

Fiber-Link Installations

  • Fiber-link installations are the preferred method to avoid the installation of High Voltage Equipment and the circuit interruptions that go along with it.
  • As part of our professional services contract we include this scope when appropriate.
  • We have established working relationships with reputable fiber-link equipment manufacturers and installers.