Lone Star 345 kV
Strengthening the Texas transmission grid
Lonestar (NextEra); Blattner Engery; Team Power Group (Line Contractor)
As a part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones projects throughout Texas, Atkinson Power was contracted through the Team Power Group to supplement production during the installation of 345kV conductor in a broader effort to integrate significant renewable energy generation into the grid. Atkinson's scope included the installation of 62.7 miles of bundled 1590 ACSS-TW Falcon double circuit 345 kV transmission line, one 7#7 Alumoweld shield wire, and one 48 Optical Ground Wire on a combination of both concrete and steel poles.
Atkinson Power utilized Summit Helicopters to string the lead line onto the towers for the entire 63-mile length, which allowed the project to meet the pressing project completion deadline.
This project, delivered on time and under budget, will benefit Texans for decades to come.
Mike Grable, President, Lone Star Transmission