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Realtime Utility Engineers, Inc. (RUE) is a leading electrical engineering firm, providing high voltage substation and transmission line design and engineering services, to electric utilities and renewable energy companies nationwide. Realtime was established in 1994 by co-founders Robert C. Strycharske (President) and Scott J. Piernot, P.E., and is centrally headquartered in Fitchburg, WI, with branch locations in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Maple Grove, Minnesota. As a part of a larger organization, a Quanta Services company, Realtime has the ability to call on a wide range of practical, first-hand engineering experience and expertise, thus allowing a greater understanding of each project’s standards, from electrical/civil/structural engineering, material specification and procurement, to construction and commissioning. This results in proven efficient and cost effective processes, producing the highest levels of quality and service for all projects.

The credentials of the Realtime team are exceptional. Realtime employs an outstanding team of managers, engineers, designers, and technicians who have decades of experience working in the electric utility industry. Overall, RUE is currently licensed to practice engineering within 35 states, with an ever-emergent staff consisting of over 100 full-time engineering professionals, providing complete project delivery and design-build solutions for any sized scope of work.

Realtime is confident in meeting the challenges of managing all phases of high voltage electrical engineering projects:

  • Regarding substation engineering services, Realtime is experienced in all phases of engineering both new substations and expansions of substation facilities. Projects types include high voltage transmission substations, distribution substations, pre-design planning, project specifications and schedules, relay specifications, civil and site design, physical design, switching stations, protection and control, SCADA/RTU and automation engineering, and equipment specifications and procurement.
  • For transmission line engineering services, Realtime’s services include rating analysis for line upgrades, structure and foundation analysis, transmission line planning , route planning, up-rates and rebuilds, LiDAR processing, equipment specifications, procurement, line optimization, and clearance violation reporting.
  • Renewable engineering services include collector system design, site plan, environmental corridors, circuit layout, evaluation of electrical and thermal losses, conductor sizing, construction drawings and specifications, and bill of materials.

Realtime is committed to quality and service excellence. We strive to not only meet, but exceed, our Client’s expectations. We do this by listening carefully to our Clients’ needs and concerns. We believe in timely involvement, with strong communication established right from the beginning. Our philosophy is to become a key supporting member of our Clients’ team. Realtime’s primary goal is to build long-term relationships with our Clients. Working together, we can, and will surpass your current and future project needs.