Their challenge

When this notable ongoing Salas O’Brien client needed a new capacitor bank in one of their substations, they approached our team for help with the project. To facilitate the addition of a capacitor bank, a 138kV bus needed to be walked down from a steel box bay structure at a height of 100 feet so that it could connect to the desired location of the capacitor bank. Connecting the new capacitor bank to the high bay required a custom steel structure design.

Our solution

Rather than design a new bus from all new materials, Salas O’Brien reused an existing transmission pole as a walk down structure to the capacitor bank. The pole was sent to the manufacturer so that the custom bus support steel could be welded and the exterior galvanized.