The new substation “Skrunda” has commenced its operation
In order to provide a qualitative and safe power supply and the necessary electricity network connection power for Skrunda Municipality the new substation “Skrunda” has commenced its operation, the construction works of which were managed by a construction company “Merks”. From the new substation the power supply is provided for 4325 connections.
Up to now the main power supply object in Skrunda Municipality was Rudbārži substation, which continuously operated for 50 years, during which both – substation building and equipment installed therein were physically and morally out of date. The new 110/20 kV (kilovolt) substation is built closer to Skrunda, in Raņķu Civil Parish, therefore it is closer to the centre of loads. With the construction of the substation “Skrunda” there is changed a disposition of a power network, increased admissible power network load and the length of average voltage 20kV overhead lines has been reduced for 23 km. The total length of the average voltage power network, connected to the substation, is 409 kilometres.
“The construction works of the Skrunda substation were executed in 15 months – both designing and construction, as well as construction of high voltage and medium voltage parts. Since the construction process was directly related to the operation of the power supply network, i.e., with very restricted system disconnection periods, then we consider that the works for such type of object were performed quickly”, adjudges Edijs Balga, manager of “Merks” energy construction department.
The newly constructed substation is a significant infrastructure object for Skrunda town and municipality, which was realized in cooperation with AS “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, AS “Sadales tīkls” and Skrunda Municipality local government, and its solemn opening took place on the 7th of June. The task of the substation is to provide a safe and qualitative power in further decades for all municipality, and it will give an opportunity for consumers to connect new and higher loads for comparatively lower costs.