BPA’s Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project and helical connector shunt innovation are profiled in the latest publications by Energy & Infrastructure and Northwest Public Power Association.
A pair of BPA projects were recently profiled by industry publications. Energy & Infrastructure, a publication that reports on management practices and infrastructure development by leading energy and utility companies, profiled BPA’s Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project in its latest quarterly issue. And the Northwest Public Power Association, a trade organization that serves consumer-owned and locally controlled utilities in the Western states and Canada, featured BPA’s helical connector shunt innovation in the March issue of its Bulletin magazine.
The Big Eddy-Knight project involves the construction of a new 28-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line and ancillary facilities between BPA’s Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Ore., to a new substation near Goldendale, Wash. The estimated $180 million project began in September 2011 and is scheduled to wrap up in December. The article highlights the challenges of the project, which include crossing the Columbia River without damaging a cave containing historic pictographs or the archaeological site of a Native American village. Read the Web version of the Energy & Infrastructure article.