The substation design presented a unique challenge as the addition to the low side had separate power purchasers, while the delivery to the POI was through a shared transformer and five-mile transmission line. In addition, the wind farm had to operate as a single entity in terms of meeting voltage schedule of the transmission owner at the POI while also having the functionality of handling separate active power curtailment set-points from the independent system operator.
Ulteig provided right-of-way services for this project. Leases were obtained for placement of wind turbines, access roads, transformers, splice cabinets, underground collection lines, substation, and an on-site O&M facility. Lease acquisition of 137 parcels of land totaling approximately 36,340 acres was completed in 14 weeks. The land acquired consisted of farm and ranch land.