Dolan Technology Center

The Dolan Technology Center offers a staff of flexible, resourceful experts in instrumentation development/implementation, test formulation/implementation, and  technical support. We bring to your project expertise gained from the long history and vast knowledge of supporting AEP’s distribution, transmission and generation companies, along with a keen focus on new electrotechnology developments.


Our staff is experienced in engineering and design of instrumentation for measurement and test control. We provide consulting services in the areas of grounding and shielding, power quality investigations, electronics systems surge protection and electromagnetic compatibility, EMI signature analysis activities pertaining to rotating machinery, and fiber optic technology. We can also reengineer and fabricate circuit boards for no-longer-available electronic equipment.

Dolan Technology Center personnel also provide power cable inspection services.

Facility Capabilities

  • Condition Monitoring
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electronic Development
  • EMI Testing
  • EHV System Studies
  • Environmental Testing
  • Field Tests
  • High Current Testing
  • High Voltage Testing
  • Insulation Evaluations
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Power Quality Issues (Susceptibility Testing, On-site Evaluation, Mitigation, Monitoring)
  • Qualification Testing
  • Support for Civil and Environmental Labs
  • URD Cable Inspection

Over the years, a variety of test sources and measurement equipment has been assembled in response to specific test requests. Four high voltage sources, with a maximum voltage output of 1,200 kVac, including a 500 kV trailer-mounted unit, are available for dielectric testing.

Currents up to 6,000 A continuous can be obtained from either of two high current test sets. In-service conditions such as temperature, humidity, rain, fog, salt spray, ice, and high voltage (up to 200 kV) are simulated using environmental chambers. Components such as insulators, conductors, and hardware can be subjected to tensile or compressive forces up to 120,000 lbs. while energized up to 100 kV.