Replacement of an Overhead Medium Voltage to an Underground System


Project Details


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Project Delivery

Bid Build

Year (of award)



Ames, IA 50010

Project Description

Work of this project consisted general construction of overhead medium voltage electrical distribution system, including demolition of existing overhead distribution system which were serving Buildings A1 through A9. Demolition included removal of rigid galvanized steel conduit penetrating buildings roofs. Install of new underground system emanating from existing switchgear located near Buildings A2 and A3. The new system included new pad-mounted transformers, pad-mounted sectionalizing cabinets, pad-mounted switch, underground medium-voltage cable, secondary (600-volt) cable between transformers and secondary panels located on outside wall of each building, and repair of roofs of each building where existing conduit and weather head had been removed.