SRP Perkins Substation Installation

This was interesting.  A 500 kV substation.  Everything overhead is humming and buzzing, 24 hours a day.  Only our little section of the substation is powered off, the rest is still working.  We installed some equipment in an outdoor cabinet, and also in a rack indoors.  We’re doing a bit of a joint demonstration of digital substation technology.

One of the challenging things about this kind of work is that the guys start soooo early.  They generally arrive at 5:30 AM.  We’d show up 6:30 or 7 AM, just as the sun was coming up.  I understand why they do it, of course – there’s no shade out there, and the sun is unrelenting & hot!  Hard to believe it until you feel it!

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