The open compound 132/33 kV substation with tubular busbars, designed and constructed to the local DNO (UK Power Networks) standards, is located 200 m from the local grid substation.
The DNO 132 kV switchgear is contained within an ABB “PASS-MO” compound, with GRP control room and fibre optic communication between the sites.
The design included transformer bund, switch/control rooms, all plant structures, footings, HV protection, SCADA systems and the complete commissioning of the scheme.
The solar farm connection consists of an individual 33 kV circuit approximately 6.6 km North West of the site, which included a 485 m directional drill beneath an SSI and river.
As a final stage of the project an extensive horticultural screen of local flora was designed and implemented to fulfil local authorities planning requirements.
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