- POWER adds a whole continent to the company map with the establishment of PEC Engineers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new group is instantly elbow-deep in projects in South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria, and provides support for ongoing project work in Kenya.
- POWER Engineers opens a new office in Orlando, Florida. It is now easier to list U.S. cities where POWER does not have an office.
- POWER begins a serious inspection of its own intellectual and material practices by undertaking a multi-year sustainability campaign to define engineering practices that can help engineers such as POWER to save the world. This is not an exaggeration – ask us.
- POWER’s new Federal Division takes a power delivery team way eastward to the Republic of Georgia to design replacement transmission and substation facilities originally destroyed during the 1992 civil war.
- POWER’s geothermal plant engineering guru Bill Lewis is awarded the prestigious Ben Holt Power Plant Award by the Geothermal Resources Council at its annual meeting.
- POWER acquires a food facility engineering heavyweight: Food Systems Design, of Minneapolis. The acquisition strengthens the ranks of POWER’s Food Business Unit with 55 seasoned experts in food processing and packaging systems.
- In a dramatic civil/structural rescue, POWER’s food process facility experts are called on to speedily replace a huge oozing CMU wall about to catastrophically collapse at a food plant in the Northwest. The project is completed in a “feverish” pace.
- Setting a new record for low voltage (and high visibility) in a POWER project, power delivery experts from POWER design the cable facilities and installation for daredevil Nik Wallenda’s nationally televised tightrope walk across Niagara Falls. Several POWER employees are briefly famous.
- POWER Engineers rocks the house in Nashville with a landmark underground line installation serving Nashville’s new Music City Center convention center. The project involves two 69kV lines installed in a 3,300’ tunnel under the city’s bustling downtown area.
- POWER’s growing RAM division delivered the environmental/permitting goods for the Ruby Gas Pipeline project across four western states, assisting the project with outreach and coordination with Native American tribes to preserve cultural resources near the pipeline routing.
- POWER adds an office in Austin, Texas, another in Northfield, Minnesota, and a third in Syracuse, New York. That brings the number of offices to 33 worldwide and number of people to over 1700!
- POWER expanded its presence in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific regions with the acquisition of Hilo-based HHMI Corporation, one of the leading consulting and engineering firms in the region.
- Furthering its ability to pursue architect-led design projects and strengthening its federal presence in the Pacific Northwest, POWER acquires Belay Architecture, LLC of Tacoma, Washington.
- BHE Environmental is acquired by POWER. The combined capabilities of BHE and POWER offer a substantially expanded level of environmental service to both companies’ existing clients in the electric and gas industries as well as facilities and manufacturing.
- Daredevil, Nik Wallenda turned to POWER to engineer the rigging of the cable he used to span across more than a quarter-mile deep remote section of the Grand Canyon.
- The long-time relationship with client, Oncor reaches its 20 year anniversary.
- POWER restructures its RAM Division, creating Geospatial and Asset Management as a stand-alone business unit.
- Expanding the Federal market services, POWER opens an office in Washington, D.C.
- Adding another office to the Mid-Atlantic region, POWER opens an office in Hamilton, New Jersey.
- POWER Engineers joins forces with Burns and Roe Enterprises. With over 160,000 MW of installed power plant capacity on more than 300 generating units, our combined team now has the in-house capability to do the biggest and most complex generation projects.
- POWER establishes the POWER Foundation to nurture and empower the next generation of science fans, technology geeks, engineering enthusiasts and math lovers.
- POWER ranks 7th in the Power sector (up from 12th place in 2014) in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list. It’s neat, but we measure success by focusing on what our employees, shareholders and clients care about.
- POWER opens POWER Engineers Finland Oy (pronounced as in “boy” without the “b”), a subsidiary based in Helsinki, Finland. The new office allows POWER to provide locally-based engineering services to the energy, industrial facilities and food/beverage markets. It also allows us to enjoy regular saunas.
- In less than 2 years, POWER’s LinkedIn company page rockets past 10,000 followers! Are you one of them?
- Celebrated its 40th anniversary
- Transitioned its top leadership—Jack Hand becomes Chairman, Bret Moffett becomes President and CEO
- Released a major upgrade to POWER360®, our cloud-based tool for managing complex projects
- Licensed to offer drone services in a big way to support client 3D modeling, visualization and data acquisition needs
- Won our first utility-based microgrid project
- Built a micogrid using Legos as a conversation starter
- POWER shares an ACEC Engineering Excellence Award with Hanson Professional Services for the design of the CapX2020 Mississippi River Crossing Project
- Introduced expanded NexStation Lab
- Announced new member to the Board
- Acquired Sega, Inc. providing POWER’s clients with a greater range of power delivery, generation and environmental services.
- Closed on the sale of POWER’s Communications Business Unit to Pearce Services, LLC.
- Acquired Austin-based Zephyr Environmental Corporation, helping POWER offer more robust environmental consulting services to an expanded client base.
- Acquired Alberta-based MITKOR Consulting, Ltd., expanding our reach to Canadian clients. POWER now has two offices in Canada, one outside of Calgary and the other in Edmonton.