Client: A large utility company
Two Sub-Transmission lines needed pole replacement and re-conductoring without impacting the the utility’s customers
The poles in a radial sub- transmission system were at the end of life... and at risk of failure. New poles had been in place for over 5 years; however, they could not be re-conductored without an 8 hour outage.
The utility was looking for a way to complete their capital project while not impacting their customers or their reliability metrics (i.e. SAIDI & SAIFI). When the field operations team heard what Aggreko was for one particular system, they identified another section of the grid that could benefit from the same work. By bundling the jobs back to back, the utility was able to dramatically improve their productivity.
Providing temporary power generation to avoid unnecessary grid outages
The choice was easy for the utility because of Aggreko’s demonstrated success injecting temporary power into the grid with zero customer impact.
Aggreko was able to safely provide temporary generation at 4,800V for both feeders. During the project, Aggreko’s engineering team ensured the system was running flawlessly.
Aggreko maintained communication with the large utility company while mobilizing, testing, running, and demobilizing the equipment.
Clear, concise directions from Aggreko’s project manager helped make the project a success, as most of the utility’s workers had never witnessed temporary generation projects of this nature.
Finally closing out a capital project that had been going on for years
By using Grid on Demand, maintaining consistent communication with our engineers, and the large utility company, Aggreko was able to synchronize and return power back to the grid without negatively impacting SAIDI or SAIFI.
Aggreko’s quick solution enabled the utility to complete their planned project with zero customer impact and five years ahead of their planned capital deployment schedule. In summary, the utility was able to stay under budget while expediting their grid hardening and modernization project.