Grid Interconnection

Grid Interconnection

Grid Interconnection

Commonwealth has expertise in connecting many facilities to the grid, from microgrids to large interstate transmission projects. We have the expertise and capability to interconnect systems from 23 kV up to 500 kV. Commonwealth experts can perform transmission screening studies to help recommend the optimal points of interconnection to the grid and estimate the amount of power that can be injected into the grid in areas without transmission facility upgrades. We can identify the limiting transmission facility and calculate the gross cost estimates to upgrade the transmission facilities. We can help identify transmission lines in the vicinity to your plant site. Commonwealth experts can develop a one-line diagram for conceptual interconnection facilities. We can observe base case flows and note any obvious normal system overloads. Commonwealth can review the generation interconnection queue to identify any other competing projects in the vicinity that may impact the transmission system. We have performed many successful projects with wind, solar, and biomass generators. We can successfully meet your grid interconnection project needs from the beginning of the project to the closing of the project.

This service was applied to the following solution(s):

TES Filer City Station Repower

The CMS Enterprises and Tondu Energy Services partnership selected Commonwealth to repower the existing steam turbine and fulfill the process steam needs with the use of combustion turbines and heat…

Roseland – Bushkill 230 kV / 500 kV Transmission Line

This project involves designing a new 45-mile double-circuit 230 kV/500 kV steel pole transmission line to replace an existing 230 kV transmission line on a narrow 150-foot-wide right-of-way. A portion…

Southern Loop 345 kV Project

This project is a new 345 kV H-frame transmission line design approximately 54 miles in length in mountainous terrain in Vermont for the purpose of reinforcing the existing transmission grid…

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