A joint venture between Burns & McDonnell and Hitachi T&D Solutions has been selected by PacifiCorp to design and build two new high-voltage greenfield substations in Wyoming and upgrade a third existing substation at the Jim Bridger Generating Station, located in Southern Wyoming.
Burns & McDonnell will provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services while Hitachi will provide all large power transformers and gas circuit breakers for the projects.
The new 500/230 kilovolt (kV) Aeolus and 500/345 kV Anticline substations are being added to provide grid support for the addition of more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind generation capacity being added to the regional power network. The Aeolus substation will be located near Medicine Bow, WY, and the Anticline substation will be located near Point of Rocks, WY. Upgrades to the existing Jim Bridger substation, also near Point of Rocks, will provide added grid stability.
Engineering design is expected to begin this month with construction commencing in April 2019. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Source: Company Press Release