BEPC Patent Gate 345/115kV Substation
Scope: Greenfield construction of a 345/115kV substation including installation of ground grids, conduit systems, cable trench, concrete foundations, steel structures and electrical bus work. Installation of all major equipment including power circuit breakers, instrument transformers, and disconnect switches at 9-acre site.
Location: Arnegard, ND
Client: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Basin Electric identified the need for additional electric transmission capacity in northwestern North Dakota as a result of increased demand, and to meet reliability and system stability requirements for the region. To resolve these issues, Basin Electric will construct, own and operate a new 345 kV transmission line and associated supporting infrastructure including the Patent Gate Substation.
Start Date: August 2015
Completion Date: December 2016