Grant County PUD, Progressive Design-Build
The ultimate build-out of the new Cloud View substation contains a 230-kV H-bus rated for 3000 A; three sets of transformers, each including a 230-kV live-tank breaker; a 41-MVA 230 x 115/13.8-kV transformer; and a six-bay distribution structure.

The Need for Speed Drives Progressive Design-Build

When extraordinary load growth demanded a faster way to build, Grant County PUD found one.

Pushed by a decade of extraordinary industrial load growth, Grant County Public Utility District (PUD) was facing a five-year backlog of needed substation upgrades, including two brand-new substations, expansion of two existing substations and ground-up rebuilds of three more — all within a tight 24-month time frame. The traditional design-bid-build procurement process for public utilities would have added at least two years to

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