Project Update: Boundary Dam Work Complete.

December 19, 2016

RMS Energy recently finished major work at the Boundary Dam in Metaline Falls, WA. 


Boundary Dam is a concrete arch gravity-type hydroelectric dam on the Pend Oreille River, in the state of Washington. The dam is located in the northeast corner of Washington state, just south of the border with British Columbia, Canada. It is operated by Seattle City Light and makes up a significant portion of the City of Seattle's energy portfolio. Boundary Powerhouse, located adjacent to the dam, is completely built inside of the rock that makes up the left abutment of the dam itself. 


Work on the project included removing an old isolated phase bus (IPB), with installation of a new Technibus IPB from splice to step-up XFMR. All IPB connections were removed and new ones installed, while all accessible stand-off insulators inside the IPB were cryogenically cleaned. The IPB was pressurized per site guidance. 


RMS Energy Co, LLC is a professional nationwide construction and consulting firm with highly trained and experienced installation professionals who perform all aspects of bus duct removal, reinstallation, retrofitting and testing. Our services also include cutting, aluminum welding, and transformer termination compartment removal, reinstallation, and provision of replacement parts. We work with the main bus manufacturers to deliver a turnkey solution to you. With an industry low EMR, our


priorities are focused on safety, quality, schedule and budget. 

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