Big Sky and Big Sky North Substation Expansions - 8/2018
Cupertino Electric selected TriAxis to provide electrical design and interconnection support for expansion of two existing substations in Antelope Valley, California. This project will accommodate grid interconnection of an additional 120 MW of photovoltaic solar generation. At Big Sky Substation, a new transformer bay (T9) will be added, which is the fourth expansion for this location. At Big Sky North Substation, a new transformer bay (T2) and two new feeders (F15, F16) will be added, which is the first expansion for this location.
Glenwood Substation - 7/2018
The Springfield Utility Board has selected DEA to provide substation design and engineering services for finalizing the design of the Glenwood Substation in Eugene, Oregon. Additionally, the team will provide studies, analysis, reports, investigations, specifications conceptual and detailed designs, drawings, calculations and documentation. The client's goal is to develop a complete set of drawings, documents, and construction specifications, based on their standards to facilitate the installation, operation and maintenance of the Glenwood Substation.
Photovoltaic Permitting - 6/2018
8minutenergy, the largest independent solar power developer in the US, has retained TriAxis, a Division of David Evans and Associates for two photovoltaic (PV) projects.
Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm: This PV project, the largest to-date built on tribal land, will be the second solar farm within the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada. When fully operational, the plant is estimated to generate more than 900 million kWh of electricity per year. The scope of services includes preliminary design of the 230 kV transmission line in support of obtaining Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rights-of-way for the interconnection to Nevada Energy.
Sienna Solar Project: This PV project will install a 300megawatt solar farm of approximately 95,000 solar panels. The scope of services includes developing preliminary site concepts to optimize the substation layout and location, and the 35 kV collection system routing. The scope of work also includes preliminary design of the 230 kV transmission line in support of obtaining BLM and Riverside County rights-of-way for the interconnection with Southern California Edison.
Ward Olson retires from TriAxis - 4/2018
Ward Olson (CRV) will retire Friday, April 27, 2018. Ward began his career in 1981 and was hired by TriAxis as a Senior Designer in December of 2000 to help with the designing of distribution and transmission lines. Ward will be greatly missed for his numerous design skills, including Rural Utility System (RUS) design, steel pole design, construction estimating and bid schedules, underground line design, field inventory, and joint use pole strength analysis. Among his accomplishments, Ward spent one summer traversing the Oregon State University underground tunnels to take inventories in the scorching heat of more than 110 degrees.
Techren Substation and Transmission Line Design, Nevada - 3/2018
Cyndee Pekar retires from TriAxis - 3/2018
Faith Junghans of the Corvallis office said, “Along with her office skills, Cyndee’s cheerfulness, laugh, and compassion will be sorely missed!”
Mark Petrie (ABQ) said, “Cyndee has been a valuable member of TriAxis for over 10 years with contributions in the administrative department as well as project- and proposal-related support for our project managers. Cyndee was well known to all of us even before her time at TriAxis since she worked with our original staff at her previous employer. Personally, Cyndee and I joined TriAxis at nearly the same time in 2007, and she has been part of what I know as the TriAxis family since the day I started with the firm. We will all miss seeing her in the office every day.”
When asked about what she is looking forward to in retirement, Cyndee said, “I’m looking forward to not having to get up at a specific time. To waking up, having a cup of coffee, doing the crossword and then figuring out what I want to do that day.” Having recently moved to Lebanon, Oregon, Cyndee anticipates helping out at the senior center. She also said, “I want to kick back and enjoy what’s around me. We really have an amazing state.”
TriAxis’ Vancouver office relocates - 1/2018
60-kV Sierra Vista Substation Design-Build, Roseville, California - 9/2017
Big Sky North 230-kV Substation and Underground Transmission Line, Antelope Valley, California - 9/2017
Thatcher and Forest Grove substations and on-call contract, Forest Grove, Oregon - 5/2017
DEA and TriAxis announce merger - 11/2016
We are excited to share the news that David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) and TriAxis Engineering, Inc. have joined forces, powering ahead with a merger that will bring combined and comprehensive expertise to our clients. The merger takes effect today and TriAxis Engineering is now a division of DEA.
About the merger, DEA Chairman and CEO Al Barkouli, Ph.D., P.E., said, “The merger with TriAxis Engineering brings electrical engineering to our portfolio of professional services. TriAxis’s excellent reputation and expertise will allow us to serve client needs that we’ve not been able to in the past, including design services and studies for the power industry.”
Paul Hazel, P.E., the CEO of TriAxis Engineering, said, “The merger with DEA allows our staff to focus on our key expertise of electrical engineering with excellent in-house support in other disciplines. Our companies have worked together on energy projects for more than 10 years with clients including electrical cooperatives, energy developers, and larger electric utilities. We look forward to powering solutions for the electric utility industry with this newly formed team.”
Founded in 1996, TriAxis Engineering specializes in services for electric utilities, industrial clients, and independent power producers. The firm’s expertise includes substation and switchyard design; transmission and distribution line design; SCADA, communications, and protection and controls design; and arc flash studies. In addition to its headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
For more than 40 years, DEA has provided clients with unique and innovative design services for transportation, water, land, energy and marine infrastructure systems. The firm’s staff includes engineers, surveyors, hydrographers, planners, landscape architects and natural resources scientists. DEA has 23 offices nationwide and employs more than 1,000 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR's (Engineering News Record's) "Top 100 Pure Design Firms" in the United States.