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Critical Power Planning, Analysis and Training

Power Consulting & Training, Inc. (PCT) was established in 2013 by Timothy Coyle, PE to provide planning, analysis, and staff development expertise to owners, operators and designers of critical power systems. Tim has over 30 years of experience, employed by both Owners and major A/E firms, in the planning, design, and commissioning of critical power systems in health care, defense, and utility infrastructure facilities. Technical specialties on which he has published and presented papers include medium voltage systems, generator control and protection, grounding and ground fault protection, commissioning, and reliability analysis. 

Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, is a licensed Master Electrician in Minnesota and a Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. He is a member of the IEEE Industry Applications and Power Engineering Societies, a chapter chair for IEEE Standard 493 – 2007 Recommended Practice for the Design of Reliable Commercial and Industrial Power Systems, and a member of the NFPA Electrical Section.  

Services for Owners

Master Planning: Power generation and distribution system planning for future growth, reliability and maintainability.

Due Diligence: System and equipment assessments for capacity, reliability, age and condition, and code compliance.

Renewable Energy: Interconnection studies, technical and economic feasibility analysis, third-party RFP development and evaluation.

Utility Coordination: Rate analysis, power quality and service reliability consultation, generation interconnection applications

Facility Design and Construction: Independent peer review, third-party inspection and commissioning services.

Services for Operators      

Electrical Safety: NFPA 70E compliance, hazard analysis, safety program development, and training.

Power System Studies: Short circuit, protective device coordination, arc flash, transient motor starting, system stability, reliability and harmonic analysis.

Protective Relaying: Replacements and upgrades to microprocessor technology, settings development, nuisance tripping analysis.

Maintenance: Preventive maintenance program recommendations, failure analysis, troubleshooting analysis.

Services for Designers

Teaming: Supplement your team's strengths with specialized expertise and experience to help win and execute complex power system projects.

Training and Mentoring: Develop staff capabilities in medium voltage design, power system studies and protection and control.

Peer Review: Independent Quality Control (QC) review and calculation checking.

Electrical Safety: Training programs for engineers and technicians focused on their role and potential hazards in the field. 

Contact Tim Coyle:    timothy.coyle@pctmn.com    651.260.6605