Author Archives: Bettie Kidd

Elmhurst Static Var Compensators

ELMHURST STATIC VAR COMPENSATORS (SVC) Elmhurst, Illinois Client: Exelon Corporation (ComEd) The installation of two 300-MVAR SVCs at the existing substation provided additional voltage needed due to load growth and a decline in nearby generation.  Sargent & Lundy provided: Owner’s … Continue reading

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Peermont 69/12kV Indoor GIS

Engineering and Procurement Construction, Testing and Commissioning The existing 23/12kV cottage distribution substation was taken out of service, demolished, and replaced with a new substation consisting of a 69kV GIS lineup, 12kV vacuum breaker switchgear, 2-56MVA power transformers, an indoor … Continue reading

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Challenges of Implementing Substation Hardware Upgrades for Enhanced Cybersecurity

Abstract To minimize the vulnerability of the electric power grid to cyberattacks the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has enacted and enforced cybersecurity standards that continue to evolve as … Continue reading

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Perimeter Substation Physical Security Design Options for Compliance with NERC CIP 014-1

Abstract The electric utility industry has adjusted their thinking of substation physical security as a result of recent attacks and the issuance by NERC of CIP-014-1.  As a result there is a substantial investment in upgrading existing station security and … Continue reading

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First 500-kV Transmission Line for Tucson Electric Power

Abstract—Projections of population growth in the metropolitan Tucson area require that the electric transmission grid in the region be expanded and upgraded.  A key component of this expansion is a new 500-kV transmission line northwest of Tucson originating at the … Continue reading

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345-138 kV Substation Upgrade Project

Abstract A primary goal of electric utilities is to maintain reliable and stable service.  Therefore utilities forecast and evaluate future power system scenarios and implement the necessary improvements to mitigate adverse impacts.  The reliability and age of the existing substation … Continue reading

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Sargent & Lundy to Present on Urban Project at EUCI Underground Transmission Conference

December 18, 2015 – Sargent & Lundy’s Dennis O’Reilly will present “A Case Study for Installation of a 115-kV Underground Transmission Line in a Residential and Commercial Area” at 3:00 p.m. on January 21, 2016. The presentation will include a … Continue reading

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State Line Station Fossil Separation Project

STATE LINE STATION FOSSIL SEPARATION PROJECT Hammond, Indiana Client: Exelon Corporation (ComEd) Substation engineering and design Material engineering procurement support Construction field services Dominion Resource’s State Line Fossil Station was retired as part of a Clean Energy Act initiative.  As … Continue reading

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