Flatrock Wind Farm
farm connects to the national grid through two
substations and a new 230 KV transmission line.
Realtime Utility Engineers, Inc.
cy and system separation requirements while
incorporating multiple communication systems
such as power-line carrier, microwave, audiotone,
and fiber optics.
This wind farm is the largest east of the Mississippi
River, with 195 wind turbines. It was commissioned
in 2005, and ultimately will output 320 mega-
watts and cost more than $380 million. The wind
Realtime Utility Engineers completed the design
and drawing sets for both substations. The compa-
ny revised more than 500 drawings and created
more than 45 new drawings. Design challenges
included a complex protection scheme redundan-
The company used MicroStation V8 to avoid hav-
ing to manually convert data from the collection
point to the processing point and to convert DWG
files to DGN format. This saved thousands of dollars
and close to 14 days of time for five employees. ;
Waternet Amsterdam developed a low-cost and
easy-to-use application for geographic data capture of water supply pipes and modeling through
EPANET, the hydraulic modeling program provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A requirement was that the application be able to
run without a high-level IT infrastructure.
The main challenge was to develop a very effective, easy-to-use and easy-to-implement application for international use. Another goal was to
provide a platform that allows for future growth,
including such functions as Internet viewing, interfacing with a spatial database, connection to a
hydraulic modeling program, and so on.
Through EPANET, Bentley PowerMap allows stand-alone, accurate, and easy registration of water
networks and the hydraulic modeling, without putting high demands on the required IT infrastructure.
Waternet Amsterdam is now expanding the application’s use through its international partnerships
with water companies in countries like Suriname,
Egypt, and Indonesia. ;