Willmar Municipal Utilities
- 47 kV Distribution System
- Base Load Coal Power Plant
- 2 Diesel Engine Power Plants
- 69 kV Transmission System
- Electric System Modeling
- Electric Distribution System Coordination
- Distribution Generation Coordination Integration
DGR provided a device by device coordination study for the Willmar Municipal Utilities electric distribution system.
Utilizing Milsoft’s Windmil® and Light Table® software we were able to develop a system wide coordination philosophy designed to grow and develop as their system grows.
Utilizing a “zone coordination scheme” we provided recommended settings for relays in each substation as well as proper fuse and VFI selection on the distribution circuits.
The project proved to be challenging on a number of levels, including designing a coordination philosophy flexible enough to handle the activation/deactivation of local system generation.
The distribution coordination project dovetailed into a full 69 kV transmission system loop coordination analysis.
- Electrical Power
Wastewater Treatment Facility
MBBR technology was chosen based on cost, operational flexibility and most importantly, limited land availability.
DGR employed a Geographic Information System (GIS) in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to first determine the 100-year flood elevations and delineate the floodway boundaries.
Due to concerns with the age and condition of the structures, along with safety clearances to energized equipment and conductors, a project was undertaken to replace the old infrastructure with new underground lines and associated padmount equipment.
Redwood Falls, MN
Street & Utility Improvements
Morningside Avenue was reconstructed totaling approximately 1,300 linear feet. The project included new sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, fiber conduits, decorative street lighting, and 9-inch concrete paving with colored concrete sidewalks.
Sioux City, IA
Wastewater Treatment Facility (SBR)
The City ultimately determined a flow-through style SBR system to be the preferred choice based on the selection criteria and the ability to meet anticipated permit limits.
Orange City, IA
Planning started with site plan design for the new facility to offer maximum exposure to traffic on Highway 75.
Rock Rapids, IA