BTU Texas A&M University 138kV Enterprise Substation
College Station, TX
Project Highlights / Scope of Work:
- Cut a new substation in to an existing 138kV XLPE transmission underground circuit
- Removed one section of 138kV XLPE cables
- Installed four segments of new XLP cable
- Installed three phase joints
- Installed eighteen new transformers
- Project was completed on time and within budget
- First major construction project for Power Design & Installation Group, LLC
Opening their doors in 1876, Texas A&M University is the first and oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. In 2015 electrical load projections indicated campus growth would exceed capacity of the existing Agronomy Road 138kV Electrical Substation by the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. To meet the planned campus growth and allow for future expansion, Bryan Texas Utilities contracted Nexans Cable to furnish and install high voltage cable systems for the new substation. These improvements will provide improved campus capacity for the next fifteen years, with expansion capability to meet campus needs for the next twenty to twenty-five years. The upgrade will increase both capacity and reliability of the mission-critical campus-wide electrical distribution system.
As a subcontractor to Nexans Cable, Power Design & Installation Group cut a new substation in to an existing 138kV XLPE transmission underground circuit. After the removal of one section of 138kV XLPE cable, four segments of new XLP cable were installed along with two 3-phase joints and eighteen new terminations.
The project began in February 2017 with the removal of transmission cables to facilitate the civil work. Work was completed in June, meeting the Owner’s goal of energizing the main circuit by June 1.
While Power Design & Installation Group, LLC is in its second year in business, our management team has a combined total of over sixty years of experience in the industry. Their expertise was a major factor in delivering this project on time and on budget.