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Bonneville Power Administration Procures Synchrophasor EPC Contract

SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure has received a $1.5 million subcontractor award for the recent sychrophasor engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract awarded by the Bonneville Power Administration. SAIC will perform substation engineering services within the scope of the contract.

As part of its larger Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Project, led by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, the Bonneville Power Administration will be installing phasor measurement units at approximately 50 sites across its system. Real-time information gathered from the units will enable the transmission power grid to operate more reliably and efficiently. SAIC is a part of the team led by Wilson Construction, who was selected as the EPC contractor for this program.

SAIC’s services will include the design of synchrophasor systems at up to 50 substations across Oregon, Washington, and Montana. The project will allow Bonneville Power Administration to obtain a precise, comprehensive view of the individual utility systems and to also connect the data obtained from these individual systems across a larger grid.

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