Russell Substation Phase 3 Expansion

CLIENT: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

For the Russell Substation Phase 3 Expansion, SMUD approached IEC to provide project management from conceptual design through commercial operation. IEC’s Project Manager is coordinating and providing direction to SMUD subcontractors, SMUD employees, the Design-Build Contractor, PG&E, and CA-ISO throughout the project.

The Russell Substation expansion includes the addition of a 200 MVA auto transformer that will be connected to the existing 230 kV substation and adds six (6) 34.5 kV breakers which will connect the future Phase 3 Solano Wind Project to the electrical grid.

IEC’s activities for this project include: overall project management duties, coordinating the development of the conceptual substation design, preparing the detailed substation EPC scope document, contract negotiation support, detailed design review, equipment and special inspections, quality control, commissioning oversight, and coordinating the ownership transfer to SMUD’s operations group.