Transmission Planning Takes a Futurist Mindset

January 12, 2021

If you had just 30 seconds to describe what transmission planning is all about, it would probably come down to this: 

We think 5, 10, and sometimes 20 years ahead to help our clients overcome the challenges they face, today and in the future.  

In a new article published recently in Utility Dive, Don Boesinger, Lead Studies Engineer for Ulteig’s Transmission team, writes about the value of applying a futurist mindset to his day-to-day work of planning and designing transmission line systems for utilities across the country. With more than 40years of experience, Boesinger believes the art of planning has never been more important as the utility industry faces a blizzard of change. 

“How do we plan for a future of constant changes in which nearly every part of our daily lives becomes electrified?” he asks. 

It’s a challenge Boesinger welcomes, and one that utilities are familiar with and appreciate. Using a futurist mindset can help address current challenges, but also helps in identifying potential opportunities as well as risks (including potential violations) that may need to be mitigated. It’s an approach that is built into the very foundation of Ulteig’s approach to transmission planning and design. 



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