High-Voltage Utility Engineering

High-Voltage Utility Engineering

Location: Tarrant County, Texas

Client: Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD)

This project features six large pump stations, with loads ranging from 20 to 46 MVA, along a 150-mile pipeline route. Burns & McDonnell assisted the Tarrant County Water District (TRWD) in determining if the local Texas utility or water district should construct and own the transmission line extension and substation to serve each pump station. The firm consulted the multiple utilities and electric cooperatives to determine interconnection requirements and delivery tariffs. After performing a life-cycle cost analysis for each option, Burns & McDonnell recommended TRWD own the equipment and employ a standardized substation design — activities for which are ongoing.