TRC has extensive experience designing, implementing, and commissioning automation and integration systems into new substations as well as retrofitting existing sites. TRC has provided substation automation for many clients in distribution and transmission as well as hydro, wind, and nuclear generation sectors.


The Automation and Communications Engineering team designs and configures integrated, multi-vendor systems of any scale using RTU’s, HMI’s, PLC’s, data concentrators, relays, and more. This experience allows TRC to provide modern protection and control systems, which use the latest in communication technology and protocols to deliver a reliable, cost-effective solution.

Our Automation services include:

  • Project management
  • Systems integration
  • Clearly-defined specifications
  • Documentation of existing systems
  • Modification and upgrade of existing systems
  • Design and integration
  • Standards and technical manual development

  • Design, installation, and commissioning of:
    • Protection and control systems
    • Automation and communication systems
    • Data concentrators, multiplexers, RTUs, PLCs, HMIs, annunciators, and other automation/communication equipment
    • Network and physical security (NERC CIP)
  • Inter/Intra-substation communications:
    • IEC 61850, TCP/IP, DNP 3.0, FTP, & SEL mirrored bits
    • MODBUS, Profibus, Conitel, Landis & Gyr 8979, etc.
    • Microwave radio systems
    • RF systems (licensed and unlicensed)
    • Fiber optic/SONET systems
    • HMI/GUI designs

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