PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Electrical Testing – Wind Transmission Substation

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines

CANUS Corporation recently completed testing a 500 kV to 230 kV transmission substation fed by acres of wind turbines.  The wind farm was designed to provide renewable power to the fast paced residential and commercial expansions in the area as well as to bolster the renewable generation capacity to the grid at large.  The substation built to transmit the generation was a greenfield project, a new facility from the ground up, to support the brand new Wind Farm.  CANUS tested all of the outside equipment on the 500 kV side including the high voltage circuit breakers (HVCB’s), the capacitor banks, capacitance-coupled voltage transformer (CCVT’s), etc.  CANUS completed all testing required on the step down transformers and associated equipment.  CANUS also tested all of the outside equipment on the 230 kV side including HVCB’s, current transformers (CT’s), ground grid, bus bar, etc.

Inside the control house CANUS tested the battery bank, the control wiring, the protective relays and controls, the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, substation automation system (SAS), and complete function testing station wide.  The CANUS electrical testing team turned in their testing work products on time and under budget with ZERO incidents or injuries.  All-in-all a job well done for our very pleased client.

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