Services for Cooperatives and Municipals

Pterra is a proud member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) – comprising of more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states in the United States.

Pterra offers consulting services addressing the specific needs of cooperatives and municipals in the following areas

Support for the Interconnection Process

For new generation, generation upgrades, new transmission and other new facilities, including feasibility, system impact and facilities studies.

Modeling and assessment

for renewable energy such as wind farms, solar and biomass.

Equipment studies

Such as breaker overduty assessment, capacitor switching, relay coordination, static var device tuning and harmonic filtering

System planning studies

Using analytical tools such as power flow, optimal power flow, contingency analysis, short circuit, dynamic simulation, P-V curves and electromagnetic transients

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance studies

Including those for the TPL- (transmission planning) series

Training courses

On system analysis topics such as power flow, stability, wind farm integration and distributed generation

Expert witness and testimony

To support cases with state commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)