We are a design firm that utilizes drone technology and photogrammetry to assist companies with all phases of the project life cycle.

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A Fresh Approach to Energy //

Socium Power Consultants (SPC) is a design firm, with a solid project management foundation, that brings its clients close to 20 years of electric utility expertise. SPC offers exceptional capability in all aspects of transmission and substation project management, construction status reports, transmission structure/cell tower inspections, aerial photography, video, photogrammetry, transmission line inspections, and conceptual substation design.

Socium Power Consultants utilizes drone technology, and photogrammetry, to assist companies with all phases of the project life cycle by capturing project data then converting that information into a format that provides greater detail, which aids in project planning, monitoring and project close out.

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We Capture Reality to Create Your Vision //

Our goal is to see our clients’ project in its current state then help achieve their proejct objectives, in a timely and safe manner.

Whether it’s working with inexperience or untrained resources, taking corrective action to bring projects back on-track in order to meet the in-service date, monitoring construction or controlling project budgets to minimize month-to-month variances, we understand and appreciate how these situations impact your business.

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Socium Power Consultants utilizes drone technology, and photogrammetry, to assist companies with all phases of the project life cycle.

Regardless of your project’s status, we can assist with our 4C’s methodology: Capture, Convert, Create, Construct.

SPC employs the practice of photogrammetry, in surveying, to perform site planning, topographic mapping, earthwork volume calculation for proposed access roads, as well as image-based mapping “ortho maps”.

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What We Do //

Commercial Grade UAV Platform

Socium Power Consultants has invested in the latest technology and equipment within the drone industry. A consultant will work with you to identify the imagery need most pertinent to your business.

Aerial Photography, 3D Models, and Photogrammetry

Our Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry Surveying service is a useful way to provide visual evidence of construction progress and identify potential design issues.

Substations Hot Spot Detection

We are here to support, utility companies, in attaining early detection of potential heat-related failure modes, using thermal imaging sensors to inspect components, analyzing the severity of potential problems.

Commercial Grade UAV Platform

Socium Power Consultants has invested in the latest technology and equipment within the drone industry. A consultant will work with you to identify the imagery need most pertinent to your business.

Aerial Photography, 3D Models, and Photogrammetry

Our Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry Surveying service is a useful way to provide visual evidence of construction progress and identify potential design issues.

Substations Hot Spot Detection

We are here to support, utility companies, in attaining early detection of potential heat-related failure modes, using thermal imaging sensors to inspect components, analyzing the severity of potential problems.

Other Great Services //

Project Management and Construction Reporting

Our project managers have proven track records performing vendor forecasting, accrual accounting, and financial reporting of monthly variances with the sole purpose of eliminating “surprises” and enabling clients to benefit from greater financial predictability.

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All Socium Power Consultants project managers work with our customer’s planning and development personnel to gain a thorough understanding of the project’s scope. SPC project managers have proven track records performing vendor forecasting, accrual accounting, and financial reporting of monthly variances by utilizing earned value methodology to calculate cost performance index (CPI) and schedule performance index (SPI) with the sole purpose of eliminating “surprises” and enabling clients to benefit from greater financial predictability.

At Socium Power Consultants, we take a toll gate approach to project management. After the project initiation phase, SPC manages the engineering, permitting and procurement of equipment and construction services. SPC works closely with the testing and commissioning engineering to validate the accuracy and completeness of outages, ultimately leading to project close out and turn-over to operations.

Transmission Structure/Cell Tower Inspections

At Socium Power we conduct regular surveys of substations, transmission lines, and cell towers, using thermal imaging devices, provides you a full picture of potential problems and therefore take corrective action prior to failure.

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All Socium Power Consultants’ pilots are federally certified by the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Per the FAA’s Small UAS Rule, Part 107, every SPC pilot has obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA and demonstrates that they understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.

SPC pilots also adhere to individual client’s protocol when flying on premises, or around our client’s infrastructure.

Conducting regular surveys of substations, transmission lines, and cell towers, using thermal imaging devices, can give customers a full picture of potential problems and therefore take corrective action prior to failure.

SPC can measure temperature from a safe distance with the highest accuracy and see connections with stunning image clarity, allowing electric utility companies to see component detail and find hidden problems before they lead to costly system failures or shutdowns.

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We are ready to help you analyze and construct new infrastructure. How can we help you?

Since 2016

About Socium Power //

Socium (Latin)
so • ci • um |  \ sō – see – um \
adjective
Derived from the Latin noun socius, meaning “comrade, friend, ally.”

At Socium, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to tailor our services to a wide variety of industries. Our firm places a strong focus on developing client relationships through learning and adopting client processes, to provide consistent, individualized services.

At Socium Power Consultants, we look at each client relationship with the mindset that we are part of your team.

We pride ourselves on our unique ability to work with clients from a wide variety of industries including, electrical utilities, civil subcontractors, agriculture, municipal government, and state departments of transportation.

Together We Have Power.™

Principal Consultant + President

Michael J. Bailey MBA, PMP //

Michael Bailey is an accomplished, certified professional project manager and brings his clients over fifteen years of utility expertise and an exceptional capability in all aspects of conceptual substation design, issue for construction packages, system protection and control packages, project status reports as well as presentation to General Managers and C-Suite stakeholders.

Michael possesses an excellent command of forecasting, accrual accounting, and financial reporting of monthly variances by utilizing earned value methodology to calculate CPI and SPI with the goal of eliminating “surprises” and enabling clients to benefit from greater financial predictability.

Michael has extensive experience delivering multifaceted substation projects with high community visibility in major metropolitan locations such as Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. as well as Rochester, NY and Reading, PA.

Michael Bailey earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering – University of Pittsburgh then he earned his Executive Master’s in Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business – University of Maryland.

Clients value Michael’s experience as a substation engineering project manager and the perspective he brings during the early development phase of site planning, substation layout, substation one-line conceptual design, as well as transmission line locations, laydown areas, access roads, wetland concerns, and permitting needs.

Careers

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Our team is the core of our organization and our partnerships with our clients are the key to our success; therefore, we view our team members as our most valuable assets.

We employ specialists in the areas of substation design, system protection and controls, unmanned aerial systems, and power substation construction management.

Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we will be conducting interviews via phone or video until further notice.

Thank you.

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our services or past projects. We will contact you within 24-hours Monday – Friday.

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