WEBINAR: Rethinking Renewables- Reliable and Cost-Effective Collection Solutions

Join us for this free live webinar sponsored by Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems on July 13th at 11AM eastern

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | 11AM ET/8AM PT

Medium Voltage Collection Systems at renewable facilities, whether they be wind, solar, or other, have for the most part, been constructed either using bare overhead lines, or, with underground cables. While this has been a logical solution for the vast majority of renewable facilities, it is due to the fact that over 90% of the renewable facilities in the US are relatively small (i.e., under 100 MW, with the vast majority under 5 MW). One or two 34.5 kV collectors can handle the entire output with relative ease.

As the size of renewable facilities grows, so do the collection needs. As the number of collectors grows from one or two up to ten or more, the complexity of which construction type to use, where to put the collectors, and what cost they reflect also increases dramatically. For these medium to large facilities, Aerial Spacer Cable offers a convenient, reliable, and cost-effective solution to the design conundrum.

Participants in this webinar will learn the following:

  • When and where spacer cable offers advantages for Wind Farm applications

  • Engineering and cost advantages of spacer cable for Solar and Battery Storage Facilities





Brian J. Trager, Technology & International, Marmon Utility LLC

Brian J. Trager is a member of the IEEE. He received his B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1979 and 1980, respectively, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Mr. Trager has held various positions in Engineering, Consulting and Management at American Electric Power Company, Cooper Power Systems and Fisher-Pierce, and at Hendrix Wire and Cable, where he's been for the past 26 years. He has taught Electric Power Engineering at Ohio State University, West Virginia University, and Pennsylvania State University, in addition to teaching courses to utility clients, and has authored over 50 technical papers and articles for the IEEE and other national and international organizations. He has brought to fruition numerous high-reliability power distribution projects in various sites on seven continents over a period spanning more than 40 years.

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