Overhead Transmission & Distribution Solutions | Black & Veatch
Overhead Transmission Solutions

Diverse Experience Leads to Trusted Results

Amidst new complexities and changing needs, count on Black & Veatch to deliver overhead transmission projects on time, on budget, and up to your community’s reliability, and compliance requirements.

70+ Years

Overhead Transmission experience


peak voltage design
for Overhead Towers


of circuit miles designed
with typical voltages from distribution to 500 kV

Transmission tower in the sun

Any Project, Any Size, Any Phase of the Lifecycle

In addition to maintaining an aging grid, utilities are facing new challenges as today’s energy landscape is evolving. Changing generation sources and new renewables integration, in addition to shifting load centers and distributed energy resources (DER), are requiring new transmission paths. Environmental and right-of-way (ROW) challenges have utilities looking to maximize existing infrastructure.

Black & Veatch provides innovative and cost- effective solutions to these complex challenges. We offer any combination of engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as supporting services and program management. Our broad experience and proven history provide efficient planning, routing, design, and construction solutions to minimize environmental impact, ensure reliability, and meet your stringent cost and schedule requirements.

Explore Our Overhead Transmission Capabilities

  • Detailed Design
  • Structural Analysis & Remediation
  • NERC Alert Assessment & Remediation
  • OPGW/ADSS Install
  • Electrical Studies
  • Supplier Factory Visits

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We enable the delivery of safe and reliable power through effective planning, design, procurement, construction and management of global infrastructure.

As complex environmental regulations present some of the biggest challenges to project success and implementation of sustainable solutions, greater levels of innovation and collaboration are required to support the needs of an increasingly mobile, urban and affluent world. Whether it’s driving the decarbonization of industries and supply chains on a global scale, to alleviating flood risks, improving air quality and remediating hazardous waste, we deliver the outcomes you need.

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Black & Veatch has been innovating literally since our earliest days building America’s heartlands and infrastructure throughout the world.  Every project we undertake harnesses the latest advances in materials, project management and sustainability to bring our clients the best quality, efficiency and safety -- the things that matter most when it counts, where it counts.

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Black & Veatch is a certified consultant and provider for AEP's patented breakthrough BOLD overhead line design. Our consultancy extends past the United States into India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, and we are the exclusive design consultant of this technology in Asia.

BOLD® Benefits


  • Dynamic Line Ratings
  • UAS

Transmission Replacement Project Ensures Reliable Power

Replacing and maintaining aging infrastructure is important for the power industry to continue to deliver reliable and resilient power. Xcel Energy recently replaced and repaired some transmission and distribution structures near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on the side of a steep canyon above the heavily trafficked I-70 corridor. This transmission replacement project ensures a reliable power future for Glenwood Springs.

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Thousands of Miles of Lines Under Our Belts

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