TRC Companies, Inc., has announced that it has signed a Master Services Agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to provide engineering, procurement and construction services associated with construction and upgrade of its substation and transmission systems in Northern and Central California.
Under the three-year agreement, TRC expects to be engaged in several projects each valued in the $10 to $20 million range.The projects will enable PG&E to meet its expected electric load growth and maintain reliable electricity service to its expanding customer base.
"Our nationally based power delivery engineering group provides services in the areas of engineering design, material procurement and construction management and we look forward to supporting PG&E in their upgrade efforts," said Glenn Harkness, TRC's senior vice-president. "During the next decade, electric utilities in the U.S. are expected to invest more than $100 billion upgrading the aging transmission systems in order to meet increased reliability requirements and customer growth."
Consistent with the industry trend, PG&E alone is expected to spend more than $3 billion between now and 2011 on transmission infrastructure improvements and upgrades.
TRC also announced that it has been selected by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) as an approved consultant to provide design engineering and environmental services for major highway projects in Southern California's Inland Empire region.
Under the multiple-year agreement, TRC expects to be engaged in a project valued in the $3 to $6 million range. As an approved consultant, TRC will be on call to assist the RCTC with engineering and environmental services required for the preparation of separate project reports, environmental documents, and possible final designs for proposed improvements to state highway routes.