Manitoba Hydro Integration of System Control Centres

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Teshmont was engaged in an effort to consolidate and integrate the operations of Manitoba Hydro’s substations and generating stations into a secure, self-sufficient, central hub of operations, the Manitoba Hydro System Control Center (SCC).

For this project, Teshmont provided design and project management services associated with the Manitoba Hydro Remote Terminal Units (RTU) project, which involved the integration of twenty two substations and two generating stations into the SCC.

Twelve existing RTUs were upgraded, and twelve new RTUs were installed to provide control and visibility of the 69 kV portion of the former Winnipeg Hydro network to the SCC. Within the facility, system status in continually monitored and the electrical and mechanical systems are outfitted with a variety of backup components.

The building itself was designed to withstand a Category F5 tornado, and is backed up by dual diesel generators in the event of a local power failure.

Teshmont’s work, in conjunction with the Manitoba Hydro Station Design Department – SCADA Design Section, included the preparation of schematics, wiring and connection diagrams, layout diagrams and bills of materials.

As a result of Teshmont’s modernization efforts, the SCC continues to allow smooth operation of Manitoba Hydro’s electrical grid.

At a Glance:

Client: Manitoba Hydro
Country: Canada
Geographical Region: North America