GENERATION

From the initial feasibility studies for distributed generation through siting and licensing to construction and commissioning of the most modern generation facilities, ECF Power Delivery provides a complete range of design and project management services.

ECF staff is proven problem solvers in generation related projects, and has a hard-earned reputation for technical skill and practical knowledge on difficult interconnection issues, power generation projects, and analyzing transmission line bottlenecks.

Utilizing a unique combination of skill and creativity, ECF engineers, scientists, and project managers have completed upgrades and design projects that have delivered cost effective, reliable solutions. 

 

Successful projects include:

• Generator and turbine upgrades
• Major facility rehabilitations
• Remote control and SCADA systems
• Automation design and upgrades
• FERC licensing and compliance

 

ECF is experienced in assessing older systems and developing recommendations for restoring equipment and extending it's operating life. ECF engineers have extensive experience working with operation and maintenance personnel. ECF works closely with plant staff to utilize their system knowledge and coordinate with the owner's operating requirements

ECF staff has been active in the interconnections of energy sources to the power system. Our staff has been serving the interconnection needs of most of the client for projects. ECF's utility background and experience makes them uniquely qualified to deal with all aspects of the plant interconnection process. This ensures a smooth process from preliminary engineering through asset turnover to the client.

ECF's approach from bid to commissioning is to work through interconnection requirements in a manner that satisfies both the plant and host utility. In each of ECF's projects, the host utility requirements have been met in all respects, and the interconnecting facilities were available for feedback on schedule.

Interconnection experience includes complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts including the host utility and ISO interface, outage scheduling, development of document submittals to the NPCC Reliability Committee, assessment of Bulk Power Requirements, and asset turnover documents. These same skills have also proven beneficial in evaluating issues within the plant protection systems. Typically the scope of work has been expanded to include issues specific to the plant and generator protection systems and how they relate to the utility and ISO requirements.

Project Highlights

 

Developing and design of PV Inverter Modules for Power One Inverter SUN EDISON I project.

Sun Edison I Project  - Sun Edison

Provided professional services in the assessment and field verification of conformance of the proposed commissioning and testing program of the substation P&C systems.

Nodal Substation - NextEra, Spain
Deer Island Power Plant and Distribution System  - MWRA, MA

Performed electrical engineering tasks associated with the detail design of the 70MW On Site Thermal Power Plant (OSTPP) EPC, the Main Substation and the 15kV power distribution system for Deer Island. Duties included preparation of a complete Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract (EPC) for the island.

Developed conceptual design for the interconnection facilities required to interconnect Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Transmission System in the San Francisco, CA Bay area to 10 MW and up to 200 MW blocks of tidal driven generation. This design used latest smart grid technologies in the operation, control and data acquisition systems required for this installation.

Water Turbine Generation Interconnection  - Fla Hydro
Coast-Myakka 138kV line ampacity upgrade - NEER/FPL

Generator Protective Relay Replacement for multiple FPL sites with microprocessor relays: Generator protective relay settings - (Martin, Manatee, Ft Myers, & Sanford combined cycle units - FPL: Large generating facilities / Power Plants- Motors protective relay settings using microprocessor relays.

Negotiated interconnection agreements with electrical utilities, developed alternative interfaces, scopes of work, and technical considerations associated interconnection Competitive Power Ventures generation to electrical power system.

Various (8) Locations Combine Cycle and Wind Power Plants  - CPV

Develop an FPL System Relay Standards for the interconnection wiring associated with equipment installed in the GSU Relay Vault for Utility Scale PV sites.

Solar Site GSU - FPL
DeSoto County Generating Company  - NAES

Provided technical support to the generator owner in documenting the methodology for determining facility rating (per NERC FAC-008 & 009 and CAN- 008) of its Generating Facility from point of interconnection to the GSU.

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