Utilities and IPP Projects

Burrard Thermal Generating Station, BC Hydro
Burrard Thermal

Project Type: Thermal

Role:
• Distributed control system implementation on 3- 150MW gas-fired thermal generators
• Control systems supervision, responsible for instrumentation, controls and protection
• DCS supply and engineering contract management
• Responsible for DCS system drawings generated automatically with InTools
• InTools database administration
• Commissioning

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Cheakamus Generating Station, BC Hydro
Cheakamus Generators

Project Type: Hydroelectric


Role:
• Design of the protection, alarm and metering panel
• Supervisory interface panel



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G. M. Shrum Generating Station,
BC Hydro
GMShrum

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification and installation instructions for a universal spare static exciter for BC Hydro’s largest generators
• Exciter replacement for eight 270 MW generators
• Sequential event recorder
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John Hart Generating Station, BC Hydro
John Hart

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Generators 1-6 control system upgrade
• Factory testing of protection and control panels

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Snoqualmie Generating Station, Puget Sound Energy
Snoqualmie

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Redevelopment/design of two vintage hydroelectric generating facilities; total of seven units and 52 MVA
• Senior electrical review and Engineer-of-record
• Specification review
• Protection design
• Grounding design

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Wahleach Generating Station, BC Hydro
Wahleach

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Design of the protection, alarm and metering panel
• Redesign of over-velocity detection system


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Ladore Generating Station, BC Hydro
Ladore

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Design of the protection, alarm and metering panel
• Remote intake gate control over fibre


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Waneta Generating Station, BC Hydro
Waneta

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification review


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Seven Mile Generating Station, BC Hydro
Seven Mile GS

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification and installation instructions for a universal spare static exciter
• Dead bus synchronization/close control upgrade
• Control System Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting manuals

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Revelstoke Generating Station, BC Hydro
Revelstoke GS

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification and installation instructions for a universal spare static exciter
• Control System Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting manuals

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Mica Generating Station, BC Hydro
Mica GS

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification and installation instructions for a universal spare static exciter

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Kootenay Canal Generating Station, BC Hydro
Kootenay Canal

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Specification and installation instructions for a universal spare static exciter

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Puntledge Generating Station, BC Hydro
Puntledge

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Design of the protection, alarm and metering panel
• River siren control system implemented in Delta V

• Fish screen control system modifications
• Trashrack monitoring system
• Automatic runback scheme modifications
• Supervisory interface design

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Hugh Keenleyside Navigation Lock, BC Hydro
Hugh Keenleyside Dam

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Wound rotor induction motor replacement with four 200 hp VFDs for hoisting operation
• Complete control system replacement with PLC-based control system

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Vancouver Island Terminal, BC Hydro
VIT SC and etc

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Two 50MVar synchronous condenser control system upgrade to PLC-based control system (BC Hydro's first unit automation)

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Wrote Volume VII ('Protection and Control') of the 'Guidelines for Life Extension and Modernization of Hydro Plant' manual

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Dunsmuir Substation, BC Hydro
Dunsmuir

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Role:
• Static VAR Compensator addition

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Strathcona Generating Station, BC Hydro
Strathcona Generating Station

Project Type: Hydroelectric


Role:
• Feasibility study for synchronizing panel replacement