Lenox-Lewis Transmission Line Rebuild
County, New Jersey
After Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy caused widespread power outages and damage to electrical infrastructure in southern New Jersey, Atlantic City Electric embarked on a major effort to upgrade its power distribution system. Since the storms, the utility has invested heavily in infrastructure improvements to increase system resiliency and ensure...
Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Power Delivery
Circuit Breaker Replacement
For enhanced reliability, PPL made the critical decision to upgrade an aging 69 kilovolt (kV) circuit breaker at its Harrisburg combustion turbine facility, which supports the city’s demand for electricity. The new, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas circuit breaker is cost-effective and strengthens performance of the facility’s electrical systems.
With the U.S. breaking record highs for power use, electric utilities are concerned about the challenges of ensuring a safe and reliable network while managing a fast-shifting landscape, including the impacts of storm events, regulatory and climate change legislation, and aging infrastructure.
Responding to these demands, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology...
Engineering, Information Technology: Geospatial, Information Technology, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Support Services
First Energy Substation Design
Whippany and Montville, New Jersey
Serving 6 million customers from the Jersey Shore to the Ohio Valley, FirstEnergy Corporation continues to modernize its infrastructure to meet 21st century demands. Gannett Fleming is supporting this effort through ongoing substation engineering design services. The project covers the full range of activities, including electrical, structural, and civil design...
Goethals Switching Station
New York, New York
In an effort to increase load capacity and meet the needs of its customers, Con Edison hired Gannett Fleming to provide design and support services to separate two legs – L&M – of the G23 345 kilovolt feeder. The feeders are underground, oil filled, pipe-type cables. Major substation renovations at the...
Corporate/Industrial, Facilities: Electrical, Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Power Delivery
Illinois Wind Farm Design
With 139 wind turbines operating on 24,000 acres near Decatur, the largest single-phase wind farm in Illinois has 306 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity. Its output can provide enough renewable energy to power 90,000 households and displaces approximately 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The facility’s owner...
Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Renewable Energy
Mill Electrical Substation Upgrade
Galloway Township, New Jersey
To meet the growing demand for power and support ongoing efforts to improve reliability, we provided structural design services for Atlantic City Electric’s Mill Substation.
Our work involved both review and design services, including developing a substation configuration that provides a high degree of reliability, operability, and maintainability for the power...
New Jersey TRANSIT Substation Replacements
Kearny, Hoboken, and Bay Head, New Jersey
Hurricane Sandy's massive size and larger-than-expected storm surge caused unprecedented flooding and damage to transit systems, knocking trees into tracks and transmission lines and flooding stations and maintenance yards. In the aftermath of the storm, Gannett Fleming has been working with New Jersey TRANSIT to support rebuilding efforts of six...
Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Power Delivery, Transportation: Transit & Rail
Although most owners of water and power facilities have a high level of confidence in the structures they maintain, history has shown the need to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Gannett Fleming performed two tabletop exercises at the Oroville-Thermalito Complex to evaluate responses during simulated dam failures...
Water/Wastewater: Dams & Levees, Dams & Levees: Emergency Action Plans & EAP Exercises, Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Security & Safety, Power: Support Services, Water/Wastewater
PSE&G Substation Circuit Breaker Replacement
Various Locations in Northern New Jersey
Throughout the U.S., power transmission and distribution infrastructure is aged and congested. High- and low-voltage power lines that deliver electricity from power plants to homes and businesses are struggling to meet increasing demand. To provide reliable, safe power that meets consumer demand, the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G),...
Corporate/Industrial, Facilities: Electrical, Engineering, Engineering: Facilities, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Power Delivery
Roanoke Rapids Dam
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
The Roanoke Rapids Dam is a concrete gravity dam owned and operated by Dominion Power for the purpose of generating electricity. The dam is approximately 80 feet high and 3,000 feet long and includes 24, 24.5-foot-wide by 38-foot-high radial gates and four 26 megawatt power-generating units. The dam has a...
Water/Wastewater: Dams & Levees, Dams & Levees: Dams Investigation & Design, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Renewable Energy, Water/Wastewater
Solana Generating Station
Gila Bend, Arizona
One of the largest operational Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) parabolic trough plants in the world started producing electricity in Arizona during October 2013. With an increasing demand for electricity in the West, the plant provides a clean, reliable, and affordable supply of electricity to sustain the economy in an environmentally...
Facilities: Civil/Site Development, Corporate/Industrial, Engineering, Environmental Management & Remediation, Engineering: Facilities, Geotechnical, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Renewable Energy, Facilities: Structural, Environmental Management & Remediation: Sustainability Consulting Services
Texas Wind Farm Design
Carson County, Texas
To generate renewable energy for consumers across Texas, E.ON Climate and Renewables North America planned to build a wind farm 26 miles east of Amarillo, on the Texas Panhandle, one of the windiest spots in the country. The company, whose portfolio includes some of the world’s largest wind farms, was...
Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power
W64 and W79 Transmission Corridor Towers
County, New York
In support of load capacity and resiliency measures, Con Edison hired Gannett Fleming to perform an analysis of the W64 and W79 transmission corridor towers in Westchester County, New York. The analysis helps to determine the extent and feasibility of reinforcing the towers to meet defined load criteria, as well...
Corporate/Industrial, Engineering, Power, Engineering: Power, Power: Power Delivery
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