We designed a storm-hardening solution that blows the others out of the water.
Storm surge and flooding are major concerns that all coastal utilities must weather. According to our own local utility (Entergy), the Gulf Coast alone is facing cumulative damages of $350B over the next 20 years from hurricanes and severe storms.
In the aftermath of devastation from Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav and Rita, one customer wanted to insulate their substation against further flood damage.
DIS-TRAN innovated a brand new solution: in-place elevation. We elevated the flood-sensitive equipment of an existing 115-24.5kV outdoor open-air substation, including:
We lifted the equipment to 13 feet above mean sea level, and we did so with: