San Onofre Synchronous Condenser Project
Camp Pendleton, California
Following decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a synchronous condenser designed to maintain voltage stability was installed at a new switchyard within the generating station. Geocon utilized existing geotechnical data to aid in design of an approximately 50-foot-high soil nail wall to accommodate the switchyard. Geocon also provided testing and observation and special inspection services during construction.
Interesting Fact: A Synchronous Condenser weight approximately 400,000 pounds.
Owner / Agency
San Diego Gas & Electric
Dave Evans, CEG
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