ProjectSaddleback Ridge Wind
This 33MW facility is located along Saddleback Ridge in Maine. The project utilizes approximately 13.5 miles of underground and overhead electrical collector system to interconnect with Central Maine Power’s high voltage system. Interconnection to this system required the establishment of a 3-breaker ring-bus substation. Environmental constraints established the need for an intensive transmission corridor study.
Scope of Services:
- Coordinated the interconnection application process for the proposed project.
- Performed transmission line corridor study to minimize wetland impacts and to create a more economical route.
- Reduced wetland impacts from 5 acres to less than 1.5 acres.
- Designed 9.3 miles of aerial collector system over mountainous and wetland terrain, with no permanent wetland impacts and no MDEP or USACE regulated stream crossings.
- Eliminated visual impact along Winter Hill Road by converting more than a one-mile span of the collector system from overhead lines to underground.
- Designed the substation to accept three 34.5kV bays, two of which will accommodate future expansion capabilities.