Lake Hodges Projects are an important part of the SDCWA Emergency Storage Project intended to increase the amount of water available within the county for use during emergencies. There are three componenets to these projects which include an underground pipeline, a pump station with an inlet-outlet structure, powerline and substation. The pump station will generate up to 40 Mega Watt capcity by the use of pump turbines capturing energy created when the water runs downhill form the Olivenhain Reservoir. This hydroelectric turbine generator will generate supplemental electricity in the facility and will operate year-round, reducing the Water Authority’s energy costs while supplying surplus power to the region. The construction of this facility consisted of the manufacture of 5,800-feet of 121-inch-diameter pipe, 20 MW transformers, generators, electrical equipment, large diameter valves and unit controls.
ON-SITE has provided field support during the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment, and site welding inspection for large diameter pipe.