Grid Modernization

Prepare to meet the increasing reliability, resiliency and efficiency demands for electrical distribution systems. At Ulteig, we understand that grid modernization and its strategic priority is unique, and it is defined differently by each utility. Our team of grid modernization experts will work with you to develop unique solutions to achieve your strategic goals. We will partner with you to create and implement a well-designed grid modernization plan with long-lasting benefits.

Grid modernization is a broad term that generally refers to the process of making electric systems more resilient, efficient, reliable and optimized for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and load side technologies. Efforts can range from distribution system hardening of traditional poles and wire systems, through asset replacements, to updating obsolete protection systems with the newest technology, (i.e. FLISR automatically locating a fault, isolating it, and restoring service to the unaffected parts of the system).


Our grid modernization experts work directly with electric utilities to create well-designed plans that ensure long-lasting benefits. We use a set of unique criteria, along with an electric system model, to customize a solution to meet your needs. Solutions typically include one or more of the following principles: Resiliency, Visibility, Adaptability and System Integration.

Not sure where to start? Generally, we recommend the following four stages to build the blueprint for your long-term grid modernization strategy. Enter the process at whatever step makes the most sense for your utility:

What We Do

  • Resiliency
  • Visibility
  • Adaptability
  • System integration
  • Reliability
  • Cyber security
  • Accessibility

Ulteig solutions are designed to meet your utility’s unique needs and may include:

  • GIS mapping of the electric system
  • Power System Analysis studies
    • Fault current, power flow, voltage drop, coordination, load balancing
  • Automated fault location, isolation and service restoration
  • Conservation voltage reduction
  • Peak demand management
  • Volt/VAR optimization
  • Power quality

As the electric grid continues to age, it is imperative to develop a holistic approach to a grid modernization strategy. This helps develop proactive solutions that maximize efficiencies and provide resilient and reliable power while adapting to ever-changing technologies affecting our nationā€™s network.

Grid Modernization provides electric utilities of any size with an opportunity to address challenges associated with the evolving grid, including:

  • System reliability
  • Grid resiliency
  • Increased customer engagement expectations
  • Increased penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • Transitioning workforce
  • Policy changes
  • Ever-growing size of transmitted data

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From global energy producers to locally funded cities and private developers to government agencies, the clients we serve encompass a broad range of relationships and projects. Find out why Ulteig is a leader in the engineering industry.

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