Meadow Lake Wind Farm

Meadow Lake Wind Farm

Location: Chalmers, Ind.

Client: Horizon Wind Energy

Completion Date: October 2009

Burns & McDonnell performed detailed engineering design to install an interconnection switching station to connect 202 megawatts (MW) of wind power generated at Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Chalmers, Ind., to American Electric Power’s (AEP) existing Dequine-Olive 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line circuit No. 1. Burns & McDonnell designed the switching station to accommodate future capacity expansion of 800 MW at the Meadow Lake Wind Farm.

Burns & McDonnell also designed, specified, and supported design for site grading and grid grounding for the adjacent collector substation and prepared the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Construction Activities. Additional services include design and construction support for a four-bay breaker, a half 345-kV switching station operating as a ring bus, and relaying and control of the switchyard. Major equipment installed consisted of three 345-kV breakers, coupling capacitor voltage transformers, revenue metering current transformers and 15 motor-operated disconnect switches.

  • Interconnection switching station design
  • Collector substation and switching station ground grid and site grading
  • Preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Construction Activities