USP&E Global Power Systems Studies


USP&E Global, a trusted supplier of power plant solutions in emerging markets, assures of quality project outputs that adheres to acceptable power industry standards. Not only do we supply power generation equipment to our customers, but we also help ensure that our equipment is the most efficient, reliable and economical specific to each project. We provide inhouse power systems analysis studies, using ETAP Software, according to each project requirements.


Our power systems analysis studies help keep the project in balance. Not only do they strike a balance between generation and load or between production and consumption of reactive power; they further take into account the costs involved as well as balancing between the reliability of the supply and the investments needed to develop the system. Our approach capitalises on advances in technology and uses proven sophisticated computing techniques, using ETAP Software, that conforms to specific standards issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 


Our most basic power systems analysis conducts each plant’s power flow study (aka load-flow study). The study evaluates the normal (steady-state) profile of the plant and equipment to determine the voltages, currents, and real and reactive power flows in a system under given load conditions. Our designers, with the help of ETAP Software, are then able to ensure that: all bus voltages are within acceptable limits, all voltages are within rated insulation limits of equipment, power and current flows do not exceed the maximum ratings, power losses are within acceptable standard limits, circulating power flows are eliminated and that the steady state profile of the plant is within stability limits.


At USP&E we are committed to designing, engineering, procuring, constructing and operating and maintaining the safest power plants. To that effect, our power systems analysis studies using ETAP Software considers the plants’ fault current analysis. This analysis undoubtedly constitutes one of the most critical calculations of the electrical design process. These faults are short circuit conditions whereby the normal operating current flow suddenly increases by a factor of hundreds or even thousands. The deadly fault current magnitudes are destructive and jeopardizes human lives, production, expensive equipment, and project investments. By conducting fault current studies as part of our power systems analysis for your project, our team of designers can find the maximum available fault current at different points in the electrical system.  The fault current found is then used to design and specify electrical components that can withstand the tremendous forces of faults without harming occupants and without damaging equipment and thereby safeguarding project investments.


Our power systems analysis studies are comprehensive. They consider and evaluates all possible plant configurations for each project thereby equipping decision makers to select the most accurate and efficient power plant designs. The output of the studies are all-inclusive reports with analysis of the power sources, loads, and branches of the power system to guarantee successful project implementations.