Members of the Endeavor Energy Resources and Priority Power Management team at the new Endeavor Bryant Ranch EHV Substation serving oil and gas production in the Midland Basin. (Photo: Business Wire)

High Voltage Substation Completed in the Permian Basin

Sept. 8, 2016
5 MVA EHV substation delivers needed electrical capacity for oil and gas production in the Midland Basin

Priority Power Management, LLC, a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, has successfully completed the development and energization of a new electrical high voltage substation for Endeavor Energy Resources LP south of Midland, Texas. The new substation will provide the needed electrical capacity Endeavor requires to power its ever-growing production in the Midland Basin.

PPM has been providing energy supply-side and risk management services to Endeavor since 2001. In early 2015, through its normal planning process of working with Endeavor to forecast future electrical loads, it was determined that Endeavor’s future electrical demand requirements exceeded the available capacity of the local electric utility. PPM developed and analyzed several scenarios to achieve Endeavor’s production goals, which included having the utility upgrade their facilities or Endeavor constructing their own EHV substation. Ultimately, Endeavor elected to pursue the latter, and to construct their own EHV substation.

In July 2015, Endeavor expanded PPM’s services to provide full turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services to deliver the EHV substation project. PPM designed and constructed a 25 MVA 138 kV/25 kV EHV substation with an initial single substation transformer and an empty transformer bay ready to accept a second transformer at a later date to accommodate further load growth. While PPM completed the design and construction of the EHV substation in April 2016 under an aggressive 10-month schedule, it was not until this week that the utility completed their facilities to allow for the EHV substation to be energized.

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