ProjectKingdom Community Wind
The Kingdom Community Wind Project located in Vermont consisted of the installation of 21 Vestas 3.0 MW wind Turbines. In addition to the interconnection facilities, the project required the upgrading of two Vermont Electric Cooperative 34.5 kV/12.47 kV distribution substations from 34.5 kV to 46 kV. RLC was hired to facilitate the interconnection process and to serve as the project electrical engineers to design the collector system and communications for the wind project and 46 kV upgrade to VEC’s Jay and Lowell Substations. RLC was also hired to testify before the Vermont Public Service Board in support of the necessary permits for the project.
Scope of Services:
- Facilitated the interconnection application process.
- Developed plan & profile design for 34.5 kV aerial collector system down steep grades, and minimized wetland impacts by reducing clearing limits.
- Developed detail design for the KCW collector substation and the upgrade of Jay Substation and Lowell Substation.
- Developed construction and equipment specifications for substation upgrade.
- Identified and conceptually designed all on site communications, consisting of multi strand fiber optic cabling.
- Coordinated with local ISP to provide backup communications to the site