Solar and Natural Gas Cogeneration Facility Case Study
Distributed power generated from multiple sources is a developing market. Implementing a system where operators can share local power sources puts less stress on the local power grid. Choosing a proven partner in third-party inspection of the solar array and its 9,360 solar panels meant the project was bound for success.
The implementation of a cogeneration facility with 3 MW of power coming from a solar array and 20 MW power from a gas-powered generating station allowed the operation to provide enough electricity not only to operate, but also to supplement the needs of the surrounding community.
- Electrical Engineering Design
- Mechanical Engineering Design
- Structural Engineering Design
- Cathodic Protection Design
- 3D Modeling
- Controls and Grounding Design
- Construction Support
- Construction Inspection
The project team provided complete and accurate inspection reports and coordination with onsite contractors. The project also included a comprehensive construction drawing package for the gas-powered generating station approved by a professional engineer ensuring compliance with local and national codes.
MEETING SCHEDULES AND BUDGET
This project was developed to eliminate the possibility of blackouts and power disruptions so meeting the project schedule was imperative. LSC had resources available to perform the inspection that ensured the installation was in compliance with the construction design and ready to go.
This high-profile project, with great local job creation, experienced intense public interest. When the switch was flipped, it had to work. LSC was selected after previously designing and engineering the onsite gas-powered generating station with five engine generators successfully for this client.