Des Moines, Iowa-based Keystone Electrical Manufacturing has been awarded contracts worth over $2 million to manufacture seven wind farm substation control centers. Keystone will supply four turnkey substations for the Shepherd's Flat project in Oregon, another two for wind farms in Pennsylvania and one for the Vantage Wind Energy Center in Washington state.
‘After the last year of slower growth from the wind business, we were pleased to see a jump in our backlog of projects within renewable energy,’ says Fred Buie, president of Keystone. ‘This is a positive indication of the economic benefit the wind industry can provide to manufacturing.’
The wind farm substation control centers will be built to project specifications with all AC and DC panelboards, battery systems, utilities, and supervisory control and data acquisition before Keystone delivers the control centers to the sites.