Beta has nearly completed its scope of a project involving a 115kV GIS substation in the Northeast. Beta partnered with O’Connell Electric on the project and is providing the engineering and procurement of the substation in addition to the construction of the GIS and control building.
Each high voltage project comes with its own set of challenges that Beta is ready to tackle. This project required extensive permitting that required us to create specific permit packages up front to obtain the permits on time. Space constraints on the small site required extensive coordination and scheduling of equipment deliveries and construction activities.
This substation’s design included provisions for future GIS build out. This required Beta’s engineering group to design all aspects of the project (building design, electrical designs, civil designs, etc.) to be able to accept the required future build out specified by the customer.
Benefits of the compact GIS design include a smaller footprint and reduced visual and noise impacts since the electrical equipment is enclosed inside of a building. This project is part of a larger electrical infrastructure upgrade effort and will help meet the area’s growing transmission needs.
In addition to other GIS projects, Beta has completed high voltage substations and switchyards, and FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems) projects across the country. View additional projects in our portfolio.