- The 2000 Burnout, because of the popular relish for imminent Y2K disaster stories, is billed months in advance as “Burnout 2000 – The Last Laugh.” However, nothing bad happens.
- POWER establishes its Portland, Oregon office by acquiring Enron’s highly regarded transmission engineering subsidiary, TDEC, shortly before Enron famously melts down.
- POWER Engineers acquires Advanced Power Solutions, giving the company a presence in Billings, Montana, and San Diego, California. The employee count rises to 600.
- POWER Engineers establishes a presence in Europe by opening an office in Ireland. The Irish subsidiary has a nearly unpronounceable name (Erse for “POWER Engineers”) and an office on the grounds of a decommissioned peat plant in rural County Mayo.
- The Power Delivery Division begins the world’s largest capacitor bank project in Brazil for Furnas Electric Utility – the Itabera 800 kV Series Capacitor Installation.
- POWER celebrates 25 year anniversary.
- POWER Engineers is awarded the engineering for the City of Vernon’s Malburg Generating Station project, the first 2×1 SGT-800 combined cycle installation in the U.S.
- POWER Engineers launches a new branding initiative, which has some people seeing red!
- POWER Engineers acquires food specialist Blue Chip Engineering, resulting in a new Plover, Wisconsin office and a greatly expanded Boise, Idaho office.
- ENR Magazine names POWER Engineers as the No. 1 Power Delivery consulting engineering firm, a position the company holds for years to come!
- POWER Engineers wins a contract for turnkey engineering and construction management for the new Gneeves wind farm in County Cork, Ireland.
- POWER Engineers opens a Northeast office in Yarmouth, Maine. Pass the lobstah!
- A second office in Europe opens up! PEI UK hangs its shingle in Burgess Hill, south of London, and close to Gatwick Airport.
- POWER Engineers’ communication services evolve as the Communications Division is awarded its first Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project for the City of Denver. Additional ITS projects follow in Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and Idaho.
- POWER’s power delivery and generation teams are deeply involved in the speedy post-war reconstruction of power generation and transmission facilities in Iraq, in contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and large Corps contractors.
- POWER Engineers opens two new offices, in Anaheim, California and Houston, Texas. Disneyland and NASA, here we come!
- The Communications Division succeeds in winning the high-profile VNETS telecommunications bid with industry giant Trillion.
- For the third consecutive year, POWER Engineers ranks No. 1 on the ENR Top 10 Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution design firms list. In another sector, POWER rates No. 8 on the Top 10 Food Processing Plants list – a first-time showing!
- The first seat of Pro/Engineers is purchased. The tradition of using leading-edge design tools/technology continues.
- POWER establishes a South America office in Santiago, Chile.
- POWER launches a new web site designed around the company’s three practice groups: Energy, Facilities, and Communication.
- POWER Engineers completes design and specification for a two-mile, double circuit 46 kV XLPE cable system that connects Oahu to historic Ford Island via a route under Pearl Harbor.
- The Hailey, Idaho office expands; the second headquarters building is constructed. The company tallies 800 employees.
- The Yarmouth, Maine office outgrows its space and moves to Freeport, Maine.
- POWER Engineers marks its 30th anniversary.
- POWER Engineers oversees the design and rebuilding of the historic crossing of Washington’s Tacoma Narrows, a 6,300’ span on 450’ towers with two 230 kV circuits.
- The acquisition of System Protection Services, PLLC, establishes the Lewiston, Idaho office.
- POWER Engineers completes design and construction management of the 21-mile Bethel to Norwalk 345 kV line to help Northeast Utilities secure power reliability in southwestern Connecticut.
- New offices are opened in Fort Mill, South Carolina; Sacramento, California; and Jackson, Michigan.
- POWER Engineers celebrates a corporate milestone: 1,000 employees!
- The acquisition of Visual Genesis boosts our ability to provide visualization technology services.
- The Arrowhead to Weston project is completed six months early! This 220-mile, ten-year 345 kV transmission project is one of our largest T&D efforts to date.
- POWER Engineers designs the mechanical components of the cutting edge St. Luke’s Eagle, Idaho, Medical Center. The building is praised for its energy efficiency and eco-friendly design.
- POWER Engineers is hired to provide engineering for a vital new 100 MW power plant in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- POWER Engineers’ multidiscipline engineering design and project and construction management turns a vacant dairy facility into a functioning plant in less than one year.
- Several material-handling projects for large coal-fired power plants in the Southeast US are completed. This new service area is a result of our Atlanta office’s engineering capability expansion.
- POWER Engineers’ Boise, Idaho office, our largest, moves to bigger digs down the road in Meridian.
- Building on previous successes, the Wessington Springs Wind project is completed, bringing online a 51 MW wind turbine electrical generation facility in South Dakota.
- A $500,000 donation to the U. of Idaho from POWER Engineers establishes the POWER Center for Engineering, creating one of the nation’s premier centers for power engineering research, education, and collaboration between industry and academia.
- POWER Engineers completes a significant Intelligent Transportation System project that will help alleviate traffic congestion around the Dallas Metro area.
- With the acquisition of Cornelius Pierce Consulting Engineers, POWER Engineers expanded its Fort Worth presence with an office in Benbrook, Texas.
- A significant brownfield plant renovation is completed for Windsor Foods after POWER Engineers redesigns a 150,000 sq. ft. abandoned slaughterhouse in Mississippi, delivering a “state of the art” food manufacturing facility at a fraction of the cost of a new facility.
- POWER Engineers acquires VELOCITIE Integration, resulting in new Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offices and an extended Denver, Colorado office.