WINNIPEG, September 7, 2017 – Teshmont, a leader in electric power transmission engineering services, played a key role as a supplier to General Electric Canada in the recent completion of a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 66/12 kilovolt (kV) substation designed to meet downtown Winnipeg's increasing energy needs and to improve the reliability of the downtown network.
Teshmont was responsible for protection and control design engineering and testing services which utilized advanced network integrated systems. Teshmont was selected as a supplier because of the company’s strong knowledge and experience in Protection and Control (P&C) and Substation Automation Systems (SAS). Construction of the new substation, located on the corner of Hargrave Street and Adelaide Street, began in May 2015.
The development of the Adelaide Substation leads a charge by Manitoba Hydro to upgrade Winnipeg’s aging substations with newer, more reliable power delivery systems over the next decade. Increasing demand for power in downtown Winnipeg caused by new infrastructure and investment, combined with aging technology, precipitated the need for Manitoba Hydro to invest in the construction of the Adelaide Substation.
“Considering the age of many of Winnipeg’s substations, and their operating limits, Manitoba Hydro’s investment in the replacement and refurbishment of the existing substations is of paramount importance.” says Ralph Kurth, President of Teshmont. “By applying tried-and-true engineering practices with innovative technology, we’re ensuring that the Adelaide Substation will provide a great deal of benefit to downtown Winnipeg for the foreseeable future.”
The IEC 61850 compliant substation features three 30 MVA transformers, with space for three additional transformers in the future to accommodate growing energy needs, 12 kV metal clad switchgear and 66 kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS). This primarily indoor facility is surrounded by a perimeter wall designed to blend the facility into its surroundings.
Through the careful implementation of new technology and equipment, the substation will provide increased power system reliability and capacity – and the ability to serve power effortlessly throughout the downtown area, while being environmentally conscious and with minimal footprint. In addition, advanced technology has been implemented to allow for timely performance monitoring and analysis.
“We’re very pleased to have been selected to work with General Electric Canada as one of the key suppliers on this important and challenging project for Manitoba Hydro.” says Ralph Kurth, President.
Teshmont specializes in providing electrical engineering services for power transmission systems. Our engineers and technologists provide a wide range of services, from specialized studies to complete project design and implementation support. We are recognized worldwide for our high voltage direct current (HVDC) expertise and have designed and managed the installation of transmission systems from northern Canada to the Middle East.
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