Main Line Energy Consultants, LLC joins Westwood.

Transmission Design

Main Line Energy Consultants, a Westwood team (MLEC) provides professional engineering services for all aspects of transmission line design; from conceptual design phase through detailed engineering.


Our experienced staff of professional engineers & designers have the capacity to manage and design large scale transmission projects, through small single structure designs. Our teams come with a diverse range of experience, and include the successful completion of hundreds of in service line design projects.


MLEC is knowledgeable in the latest design software tools and engineering design best practices. Our ability to complete efficient line designs produces cost effective solutions for our clients.


Projects at a Glance

MLEC has completed transmission design services for various electric utilities and private electric developers. Our knowledge and experience has led us to play a significant role over all voltage classes  ranging from 69kV to 765kV.







The Design Team

· Professional Engineers

· Project Managers

· Associate Engineers

· Technicians

· Designers

· Drafters



Our goal is to provide quality engineering solutions and cost effective designs while staying true to our core values of Honesty, Competency and Dependability.

We understand our engineering teams become an integral part of each organization’s goals and we strive to understand our client’s needs and expectations.

Transmission Line Design

- New Overhead & Underground Line Design

- NERC Compliance & Audit Support

- Power Uprate Analysis & Designs

- Fiber Optic Cable Additions

- Structural Stress Analysis & Retrofits

- Line Reliability Studies

- Bill of Material Selections

- Procurement

- Contract Bidding & Negotiations

- Constructability Review

- Design/Build

- General Contracting

- Turnkey Project Management

- Planning

- ROW Analysis

- Route Selection Studies

- Standards Development

- Specification Development

- On-Site Training Programs

- Field Inspections

- Surveying and Staking of Facilities


Software Expertise

- PLS-Cadd

- PLS-Pole

- PLS-Tower

- PLS-Caisson



- AutoCAD

- MicroStation

- Staad



- Primavera




Electrical Engineering

- EMF Studies

- Arc Flash Studies

- Ampacity Calculations

- Thermal Ratings

- Conductor Selection

- One-Line Diagrams

- Material Selection



Civil & Structural Engineering

- Steel and Aluminum Lattice Tower Analysis

- Lattice Tower Design

- Steel Pole Analysis & Design

- Substation Structure Analysis and Design

- Shallow and Deep Foundation Design

- Reinforcement and Retrofitting of Structures

- Advanced Structural Analysis

- Connection Design

- Field Studies

- Forensic Analysis


Electric Utility Programs

- Standards Development

- Specification Development

- Training Manuals & Job Aids

- On-Site Training Programs

- Project Management

- FERC1000 Bid Support



To discuss opportunities, or answer any questions you may have, please contact us at any of our locations:


Lansdale, PA                  215-855-7477

Minneapolis, MN             

Rochester, NY



We are always looking for driven, thoughtful, hardworking individuals to join our team. Work with a company that is committed to your success.


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