Solar, Wind, and Battery Storage

23.5 MW Solar Project for Six Flags Great Adventure

Kupper Engineering designed a 38kV substation fenced yard and provided utility interconnection documentation for this utility-grid connected project at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, NJ.  Our team provided telecommunications coordination and performed a short circuit analysis, coordination, and arc flash study.  We designed the 23.5 MW DC/17 MW AC string inverter-based design using 1000V DC systems as well as full design of an export power line and the utility substation.  We also provided and designed the utility RTU required by JCPL/FirstEnergy, and designed the fiber communications backbone that the plant monitoring system utilizes.

1.75 MW Solar & Battery Storage System

Kupper Engineering provided electrical engineering services to design the interconnection of a combined 1.75 MW solar array and battery storage project on the campus of Chesapeake College.  The system was connected to the existing campus to provide back up power in the event of a Delmarva Power & Light outage.  Kupper also provided system integration services for a cloud-based SCADA system to fit into the existing emergency management system architecture.  The SCADA system consolidated the existing (and future) battery storage, solar, electric meter, and grid isolation assets to one main SCADA system for database historian and real time control processing with the ability to expand the system for other new assets.  Kupper configured templates for each of the different types of assets, and provided a multi-tier model to aggregate and disaggregate the different tiers and device types in a select number of operational modes.  Additionally, Kupper provided the SCADA system hardware, software, programming and commissioning.

7 MW Solar Net Metered System

Kupper Engineering provided electrical engineering, design, and controls services, as well as equipment procurement for a 7 MW ground mounted solar project in central New Jersey.  Controls services included the system integration for the FirstEnergy RTU and custom meter panels.

3.3 MW DC Solar Garden Project

Kupper Engineering provided full electrical engineering design services for this 3.3 MW DC ground mount solar garden project in Burrillville, RI.  The project, acquired and operated by Nautilus Solar Energy, represents the state’s first operational community solar project under the Rhode Island Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program.  Kupper’s services included medium voltage and low voltage AC and DC electrical engineering services, as well as short circuit and coordination studies with arc flash analysis, protective relay design, construction and programming, and equipment pad structural design services (via our structural engineering partner).  The energy generated by the project will directly benefit qualified residential off-takers situated within National Grid’s service territory by providing energy cost savings while also advancing Rhode Island’s overall renewable energy goals.

Six Flags Great Adventure’s 23.5 MW DC Solar PV System

Kupper Engineering designed a 38kV substation fenced yard and provided utility interconnection documentation for this utility-grid connected project at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, N.J.  Our team provided telecommunications coordination and  a short circuit analysis, coordination, and arc flash study.  We designed the 23.5 MW DC / 17 MW AC string inverter-based design using 1000V DC system as well as the export power line and the utility substation.  We also provided and designed the utility RTU required by JCP&L/FirstEnergy, and designed the fiber communications backbone that the plant monitoring system utilizes.  All utility coordination was performed by Kupper Engineering, including the design of a customer-owned substation to FirstEnergy standards.

Key project features:

  • 11 MW of solar carports over three sprawling parking lots
  • 5 MW on 40 acres of ground-mounted solar panels
  • Net metering system that allows Six Flags to generate its own clean energy and export power into the grid to serve nearby homes and businesses

5.5 MW DC Net-Metered Solar Project

Kupper Engineering provided full electrical engineering design services, utility coordination, and system integration/SCADA monitoring services for this 5.5 MW DC net-metered solar project supplying power to Ardagh Group, a glass manufacturing facility in Bridgeton, N.J.

Key project features:

  • 15,930 PV modules supported by 1,283 racking posts
  • 61 pieces of electrical equipment
  • 60 miles of wire installed
  • 20 acre solar facility
  • 2 separate arrays connected via directional drilling under a roadway and under wetlands
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