Just outside of San Bernardino County, the Falcon Ridge Substation is supporting the rapid growth in the cities of Fontana and Rialto, and surrounding areas such as Rancho Cucamonga and Devore.
The substation is a 66 kV/12 kV greenfield (EPC) substation project that required the installation of all associated circuit breakers, operating and transfer bus, transformers and all associated foundations, cable trench, conduit, ground grid and telecom conduit for a complete substation. PAR also integrated a control building used for protection and telecom equipment. PAR provided initial grading and final rocking and paving of the substation as well as installed perimeter fencing and associated gates.
The project included a greenfield 66 kV/12 kV substation, 12 miles of new 66 kV sub-transmission lines, multiple freeway crossings, two underground sections including a 26-foot deep jack bore, and new access roads. A key safety concern was mitigating the high amount of induction caused by constructing in proximity to an energized 500 kV line. The Falcon Ridge EPC Project included many complex requirements: execution of complex substation work; managing a large team and changing owner requirements; adhering to contractual cost and schedule commitments; and performing the work safely. The EPC project also included the management of a large team including QA/QC, engineering, environmental, construction, safety, and project controls staff.
PAR was able to successfully complete this project on schedule and safely in support of this region’s growing demand for power.