SAIC acquires new transmission and distribution capabilities

The acquisition will enhance SAIC's energy and smart grid services portfolio, adding additional T&D engineering services to the company's existing capabilities

McLean, Va., May 17, 2011 Science Applications International Corp. acquired the transmission and distribution engineering capabilities of Patrick Energy Services, a provider of performance-based transmission and distribution power system solutions.

The acquisition will enhance SAIC's energy and smart grid services portfolio, adding additional T&D engineering services to the company's existing capabilities in a growing market.

Headquartered outside of Chicago in Lisle, Ill., PES has expertise in providing power solutions to utilities, municipalities, generation developers and large energy consumers. PES provides services for the planning, design, engineering and construction of transmission, substation, distribution, smart grid, SCADA and protection and control systems.

PES works in energy markets including power generation, transmission, substations, and distribution including renewable energy sources. The company is also currently working on smart grid projects for transmission infrastructure owners.

The acquisition will enable SAIC to better serve customers including investor owned utilities, public power providers, and transmission operators. As a result of the deal, about 200 employees will join the SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC, subsidiary, led by J.T. Grumski.

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