EIG News

EN Engineering Acquires EIG, LLC

September 28, 2017 — (Warrenville, IL) EN Engineering, a leading national energy engineering, consulting, and compliance services firm, announced today the acquisition of Energy Initiatives Group, LLC (EIG), an electric power consulting firm.

EN Engineering provides comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to utilities, pipeline companies, and industrial customers. The company operates in key energy and manufacturing regions across the United States.

“We are very excited about our …

Dan Lorden lectures at University of Wisconsin

Daniel J. Lorden, EIG Principal Consultant, once again brought his expertise to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to lecture for the college’s High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) Power Transmission course in April, 2016.

Dan’s presentation, “North American DC Project Development by Non-Traditional Utilities,” included details of all North American DC projects in operation, construction, and development. He also discussed the prime-movers driving DC project development and the role non-traditional utilities are playing.

Dan …

Richard Jones serves as contributing editor for new GIS text

Richard (Dick) Jones, P.E., a principal consultant at EIG, recently served as a contributing editor for a new GIS (Gas Insulated Substations) text edited by Hermann Koch and published by Wiley. This text combines theory, technology, and application of GIS with practical testing, maintenance, and construction practices.

GIS substation facilities are becoming more popular in the North American market as land prices increase, local communities move toward smaller switchyard footprints, maintenance …

Tom Sullivan provides arborist perspectives at Arboriculture Australia

EIG Senior Consultant Tom Sullivan recently served as a speaker at the Arboriculture Australia annual conference in Adelaide, Australia. He gave two presentations at the event:

Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Along an Electric Transmission Right-of-Way: A Successful Partnership and IVM Demonstration (based on a 20-plus year partnership between Mass Audubon and National Grid) and Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Research in North America from 1952 to Present: A Review of …

EIG continues to expand

Energy Initiatives Group has experienced uprecedented growth and, as such, has established a new structure for the company by creating four practice areas to strengthen our service offerings.  Our new practice area groups include:  Analysis and Planning, led by Phil Tatro; Engineering Services, led by Alan Roe; Project Management, led by George DeLoureiro; and Specialty Practices, led by Dan Lorden.


Dan Lorden lectures at University of Wisconsin HVDC Course in Las Vegas

Daniel J. Lorden, EIG Principal Consultant, lectured at this year’s University of Wisconsin-Madison HVDC Power Transmission Course in Las Vegas, NV on March 3-5, 2015.  Dan presented a summary of all North American HVDC projects in operation, construction, and development.  He also discussed the prime-movers driving HVDC project development and the role non-traditional utilities are playing.

Dan has accrued over 30 years of experience in the electricity industry performing …

“To Protect and Deter” – EIG’s Richard Dupre co-authors article on 69 kV line avian retrofits and re-insulation

EIG’s Richard Dupre has co-authored an article in the August 27, 2014 issue of T&D World magazine discussing efforts to improve the outage performance of the oldest 69 kV transmission lines in New England, National Grid USA’s A1 and B2 lines.  These efforts included ways to better deter nesting and perching of species such as the bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture and osprey.  Additional clearances and lightning …

EIG’s office has moved!

We’re happy to announce that we have moved to a new office as of September 8, 2014.  Our new location is 29 Bartlett Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is convenient to I-495, the Mass Pike, and other major routes in the metro west region.  Our new building is more modern and spacious and will afford us the opportunity to continue to grow and serve our clients.  Please note that our …

EIG’s Scott Ryder co-authors ‘Reinforcing Rhode Island’

EIG provides project management and outage planning support to facilitate timely delivery of National Grid’s Rhode Island Reliability Project. Click here to view the March Digital Edition of T&D World co-authored by EIG’s Scott Ryder, Consulting Engineer.

EIG plays critical role in Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts

EIG has played a critical role in Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts.  Key players on the EIG team worked to help transmission and distribution system restoration efforts in New England and Long Island.  EIG also assisted with restoration of a major generating station in New Jersey whose internal electrical systems were severely impacted by flooding from Sandy’s storm surge.  EIG’s team helped devise, test, and commission temporary facilities to help get …