As a result of The United Illuminating Company’s study of its regional electric load growth, it was determined that capacity needed to be added in the New Haven, Connecticut, area. The company went further to also identify assets that were beyond their useful service life and replace those assets as part of that project.
Black & Veatch provided preliminary engineering for each of the multiple upgrade projects at The United Illuminating Company’s East Shore Substation. When the projects proceeded to the execution phase, Black & Veatch worked with The United Illuminating team to complete detailed physical and protection design, as well as control design. Black & Veatch also helped procure required equipment and complete construction under multiple engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.
“We were trying to build the new substation within an existing substation while it was energized, so we needed to have some very creative solutions. Black & Veatch was able to develop innovative solutions and finish the project on time."
Yan Lachowicz, Senior Project Manager, The United Illuminating Company