Saddleback Ridge Wind

Location: Maine

The Saddleback Ridge Wind Project is a 34.2 MW wind project employing 12 – 2.85 MW GEWE wind turbines. The project utilized approximately 13.5 miles of underground and overhead electrical collector system to interconnect with CMP’s high voltage system. Interconnection to the CMP system required the establishment of a new, 115 kV 3-breaker ring-bus switching substation. Environmental constraints established the need for an intensive transmission corridor study. The substation transforms the collector circuit voltage from 34.5 kV to 115 kV allowing interconnection to CMP’s Section 229. The substation is also configured to provide for interconnection with the Canton Mountain Wind Farm project.

Scope of Services:

  • Design and specification of 115/34.5 kV line terminal including all equipment, foundations, structures, cabling, control & protection systems, and communication systems
  • Design and specification of 34.5 kV aerial and underground collection system including all necessary equipment, cabling, materials and pole alignments
  • Relay and SCADA device settings
  • Wind Turbine Grounding and Conduit Plans
  • Technical Liaison services with local telecommunication providers, Central Maine Power/IUSA and ISO-NE
  • Technical Analyses and assessments (Turbine ground grid, short circuit analysis, lightning protection)
  • Record drawings and equipment documentation