S&C Finishes Construction Of Electrical Systems For California Wind Project

Posted by NAW Staff on June 05, 2012 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

S&C Electric Co. says it has completed a procure-construct solution at the Coram Wind Farm, a project located in Mojave, Calif., and owned by Brookfield Renewable Energy Group and Coram California Development LLC.

To help expand plant capacity, S&C procured and constructed the electrical systems needed to connect new wind turbines to the grid, the company explains. With the project complete, the wind farm can produce up to 102 MW.

As part of the project, S&C built two substations, and installed 13 miles of 35 kV electrical cable, three miles of 69 kV underground cable and almost two miles of 69 kV overhead cable.

According to S&C, the project posed significant technical challenges, including the integration of a 69 kV underground transmission line. S&C also faced a compressed installation schedule due to delays in receiving construction permits from local authorities. Despite those obstacles, the project was completed on time.

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