Today TRC Companies (“TRC”) announces the release of LineHub™, the first enterprise class, digital design workflow and Power Line Systems’ (PLS) data management solution for transmission and distribution engineering projects, redefining the landscape for utilities seeking an advantage in the control of critical structural data.
LineHub brings PLS-CADD™ model data together with enterprise GIS, SAP and other data systems from across the utility, providing a digital story of the entire grid infrastructure. Users can move critical transmission and distribution system information from individual files into one, secure company-wide software platform. By providing this comprehensive view of geospatial, electrical and structural system data, LineHub enables utility engineers, asset managers and IT professionals to make better informed critical business and project decisions.
LineHub provides utilities with consistent insights on transmission asset health, project activity and structure details. The solution unifies siloed systems, reducing risk and improving compliance with centralized data quality checks, data validation and digital audit trails. Through a partnership with Treverity, LineHub also delivers powerful data visualization and a customer-centric user interface that allows people to log into one platform and easily access and manage engineering data
“We know utilities face challenges when managing a diverse set of data, software tools and project flow of information,” Ryan Bliss, VP of Transmission Engineering at TRC explains. “Our engineers are experts in the technical design aspects of utility engineering, including the many technical and regulatory issues. When we combined this domain expertise with our digital implementation and integration experts, we knew we could develop an impactful solution that streamlines engineering workflows, facilitates informed decision making and supports more efficient project completion.”
“Engineers at TRC have been using PLS-CADD for more than 20 years and know our software very well,” Otto Lynch, President and CEO of PLS says. “With over 100 engineers using PLS software, combined with their vast experience and qualifications in the transmission and distribution line industry, TRC is well equipped to integrate PLS design and analysis software with the overall workflow and project management for utilities.”
LineHub is the result of TRC’s dedication to technological advancement and many decades serving the utility industry. With over 2,000 power engineers and technical staff across the U.S., including many data specialists, TRC is committed to supporting system planning, transmission, distribution and substation engineering, facilities and asset management; and IT/OT integration, optimization and implementation.
To learn more about LineHub or to request a demo, visit our website.
About TRC Companies
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a leading consulting, engineering and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, infrastructure, environmental and energy markets. We serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from concept to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. TRC is ranked #20 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Learn more at TRCcompanies.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Power Line Systems
Power Line Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 to develop engineering software for the structural and geometric design of electric power lines. Since then PLS has become the world-wide leader in software for overhead transmission and distribution lines with its products PLS-CADD™, PLS-POLE™, and TOWER™. For more information, please contact PLS on the Web at powerlinesystems.com.
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