RTR’s team brings a diverse set of skills and decades of hands-on experience working directly for top utilities in the country. As a multidisciplined staff working together under one roof, we have a collaborative process to our projects that allows us to best serve our client’s needs. From conception to completion, RTR Energy Solutions provides value to every stage of the project. Watch a brief message from RTR’s founder, Ryan Robinson, who leads by example.
RTR Welcomes Alison Reynolds
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Alison Reynolds to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand. Ali will be part of our environmental group.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Kutztown University, class of 2019. She began her career working through all phases of transmission line construction to maintain environmental compliance. Since joining the RTR team in 2021 Ali has coordinated and conducted E&S (erosion and sedimentation) and PCSM (post-construction storm-water management) inspections of utility construction projects across Pennsylvania, as well as working with contractors to ensure compliance with state environmental regulations and standards.
RTR welcomes Ali to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR Welcomes Tom Feaser and Bob Droege
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Tom Feaser and Bob Droege to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand. They will be part of our constructibility group.
Tom Feaser will be a construction manager. He started at RTR Energy Solutions on July 12th, 2021, prior to that he worked at PPL for over 40 years starting as a handyman at Brunner Island in 1980. Tom has also previously been a Lineman for 18 years, an LTN/URD Foreman for 2 years, and a System Operator for 15 years.
Bob Droege will be a constructibility manager. He has 37 years in the Electric Utility industry, 30 with PPL and 7 with Talen Energy. Starting with PPL in their construction department as a millwright, he also worked at PPl Holtwood as a hydro and steam plant equipment operator and Lancaster and Harrisburg Meter Departments, 30 years in the operation department at Brunner Island and Holtwood SES. While at Brunner Island he worked in the power production department as a plant equipment operator, utility man, shift operations trainer and shift supervisor where he managed 1600 megawatts, one super critical and two drum units. Bob started with RTR in July of 2021.
RTR welcomes both Tom and Bob to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR Welcomes Jay Parikh
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Jay Parikh to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand.
Jay will be our Market Segment Director. He has been working in the utility industry for over a decade. He has worked directly at one of the largest utilities in the Northeast and has experience managing the project management department for a full-service engineering company. With a background in project/program management and a strong professional network in the utility sector Jay is excited to help create new opportunities and expand RTR’s clientele.
RTR welcomes Jay to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR Survey is in the process of surveying several 64 foot diameter clarifiers for a municipality in Northern New Jersey. Built in the 1960’s the clarifiers are being fitted with parts to replace those degraded by age. RTR’s task is to collect elevations at 30 degree intervals along the inside wall, at the center low spot and midway between so that the new parts can be put into place without obstruction. Clarifiers work via a central motor turning arms equipped with blades, making it essential to collect accurate data to determine the slope of the tank floor and wall diameters. 42 locations in all were requested to be collected (shown in the table on the drawing RTR created).
Site control was set by GPS and a robotic Trimble S5 was used to stake out and collect the necessary elevations. The data was then imported into Autodesk Civil3D to create a drawing displaying the elevations collected as well as existing bolt patterns on the flange connecting the support column to the floor.
This unique and challenging project demonstrates the versatility and problem solving capabilities of RTR’s highly experienced surveyors.
PPL’s charity was created in 1983 to assist low-income families in paying their energy bills. Operation HELP allows income-eligible customers to apply for grants that help pay any type of energy bill. The grants go directly to the customer’s utility and community agencies across PPL Electric Utilities’ 29-county service area administer the program. Operation HELP is funded by PPL, their employees, retirees, generous customers and through funds raised in charitable events from golf outings to cookbook sales.
RTR is happy to have been a part of this year’s golf tournament, the biggest to date, and we are proud to have contributed to the $60,000 donation raised. Please click here to donate to Operation HELP or to find out more about this and other PPL programs please call 1-800-DIAL-PPL (342-5775).
RTR surveying drawings are processed extremely efficiently using Autodesk Civil3d in the dynamic manner it is intended to be used. We’ve created a template based, automated process which combines the import of field point codes created to work with pre-set description keys, point groups and styles to enable us to create existing ground contours minutes after importing raw field data. Our CAD department established standards that utilize the latest enhancements in the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction suite.
RTR outage drawings are created using proprietary Excel spreadsheet templates designed to extract and manipulate data created by our outage engineers. That data is dynamically linked to drawings created by our outage group. The automated system we’ve developed enables changes to be made instantaneously and effortlessly (including automated Gantt charts) and allows engineers to focus on engineering rather than drafting when inevitable changes are necessary.
RTR 3d models are created using Faro laser scanners to build detailed as-built drawings of existing structures as well as to collect ground topography of existing sub-stations. Utilizing Autodesk Recap Pro to edit and Faro Pointsense Plant to model collected point clouds we create accurate existing ground information which, when compared to design grades we create using Civil3D, allow us to create accurate cut/fill reports of any location or to create 3d models of any site or structure.
Software changes and improves at a fast pace, at RTR we believe in working smarter by putting the most current versions of state of the art software in the hands of experienced, capable staff (which includes a former Autodesk developer with 30 years of experience in software development, automation and customization). We approach problem solving with teamwork, ingenuity, creativity and a focus on quality, efficiency and accuracy.