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For over 60 years we’ve been serving our valued business partners, and during this time there have been many advances in the industries we serve. One thing that has remained constant is our dedication and the trustworthiness of our employees in providing innovative and professional service. We’ve highlighted that commitment and the proven results in the projects below.

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Work on Barry Electric Broadband Continues

Barry Electric Cooperative requested Finley’s assistance with a feasibility study, overall strategy planning, and potential funding sources for deploying a system-wide fiber network for both members and connectivity to downline devices.  Upon completion of the design, cost estimate, and pro forma, the Board elected to proceed with the project utilizing Finley Engineering on multiple aspects of the project including transport routers, access equipment deployment, make-ready analysis, fiber contracts and construction project management services.  At present, Phase 1 of the overall 824 mainline mile project, passing 10,086 members or downline device locations, is nearing completion

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

The Finley Team developed a comprehensive 10-year electric distribution system master plan for BPU including a review and update of the electric system model using Milsoft WinMil software; established planning reliability criteria for distribution lines and substations transformer loading and prepared a detailed system, substation and feeder load forecast; evaluated and updated the utility’s electric distribution system load forecast to include current and projected future impacts of demand growth and simulated the existing system load conditions and model the 10 year demand load forecast which included any anticipated local distributed renewable generation; performed fault and voltage drop analysis for 2012 base conditions and 2022 forecast load conditions and reviewed and validated the utility’s system protection practices and settings; identified the required system improvements to correct deviations from planning criteria and prepared high level engineering cost estimates for the system improvements as recommended; prepared an analysis of possible five case scenarios and potential combinations thereof, regarding the likelihood of a future load growth condition from occurring later or not even materialize in the future, and then simulated the corresponding required system improvements associated with such case scenario; identified and recommended cost effective alternatives to utility’s use of technology for modernization, automation of system monitoring and outage management including advance metering for outage restoration; developed recommendations for BPU to provide better ability to meet growing loads as well as improve service reliability indices; developed 10-year capital improvement project recommendations; and, delivered a Final Report including a complete system model for use in the analysis of faults, voltage drops and system protection and presented its findings and recommendations to the Utility Board.

City of Lamar

The Finley Team provided engineering support and project management teaming with Elster for deployment of AMI  and  automate meter data collection to monitor and manage its electric and water services.

The City of Azusa

The Finley Team developed a comprehensive electric distribution system master plan for AL&W including a review and update of the electric system model using Milsoft WinMil software; established planning reliability criteria for distribution lines and substations transformer loading and prepared a detailed system, substation and feeder load forecast; evaluated and updated the utility’s electric distribution system load forecast to include current and projected future impacts of demand growth and simulated the existing system load conditions and model the 10 year demand load forecast which included any anticipated local distributed renewable generation; performed fault and voltage drop analysis for 2015 base conditions and 2025 forecast load conditions and reviewed and validated the utility’s system protection practices and settings; identified the required system improvements to correct deviations from planning criteria and prepared high level engineering cost estimates for the system improvements as recommended; prepared an analysis of possible five (5) case scenarios and potential combinations thereof, regarding the likelihood of a future load growth condition from occurring later or not even materialize in the future, and then simulated the corresponding required system improvements associated with such case scenario; identified and recommended cost effective alternatives to utility’s use of technology for modernization, automation of system monitoring and outage management including advance metering for outage restoration; and, delivered a Final Report including a complete system model for use in the analysis of faults, voltage drops and system protection.\

The City of Nixa

Finley prepared an integration plan review of a proposed distributed generation project and provided engineering and plans preparation; system planning;  system coordination studies; standards and specification writing; and, rate analysis.

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