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Amherst Wind Farm

HB White Canada Inc.
Renewable Resources
Project Management
Field Services
Electrical Engineering Studies
Project Title: 
Amherst Wind Energy Project Intertie Substation and 34.5kV collection system, Amherst, Nova Scotia, power system conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design and site development, project management and project cost estimating.
Services We Provided: 
- Electrical Engineering Studies
- Design and Specifications
- Field Services
- Project Management
Project Description

Project involved the preparation of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, project management of electrical works, implementation of testing, and commissioning program and operational testing for the development of a 35MVA, 138kV-34.5kV substation and related 34.5kV underground generation collection system, development of substation installed costs, electrical, civil and structural systems.

Scope of Work

The specific scope of the project included the following elements:

  • Coordinated meetings with HB White, Sprott Power the Wind Farm developer, and NSPI, to discuss in general terms the project intention and to establish/identify the most probable point of physical interconnection (POI) of the wind-derived generation system to the utility system
  • Prepared a detailed 138kV-34.5kV power system single line protection, control, and metering  diagram which included a 21/28/35MVA, 138kV-34.5kV  intertie substation and 34.5kV collection system, and all associated power systems, protection, control, metering, and SCADA interfaces
  • Prepared detailed installed cost estimates, detailed design drawing packages for the construction of all substation and collection system project-related electrical power system equipment including bulk power system, grounding, protection, control, metering, SCADA, teleprotection, telecontrol, and all related civil/structural requirements for substation site development.
  • Provided construction management services and serving as the testing and commissioning agent, implemented a detailed electrical testing and commissioning and operational testing program for the intertie substation and collection system.
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