Over the course of the last week, electrical infrastructure has be installed to support the new pump station that is capable of delivering over 4500 gallons of water per minute to the golf course. Our current system was installed in 1999 and runs off of 600 amp service. Time and the elements have taken their toll and the system is no longer able to reliably deliver water to the golf course. Additionally, the station was built around the concept that the old mainline was delivering water to a block system type irrigation grid. It is now somewhat undersized in addition to the aforementioned.
The electrical process started over a year ago. Electrical requirements had to be determined based on the pump station that was chosen. After the decision was made to go with the current option, our electrical contractor and Flotronex outlined the necessary changes that would have to be implemented to effectively run the new system.
Our new system has larger electrical requirements of 800 amp service compared to the old 600 amp service. Additionally, the tournament will be using power from this same service panel to meet the needs of the ever-growing 16th hole. I think some of our audience may be familiar with this....
Yesterday, the new electrical panel was installed and anchored to its new home. Our electrical contractors will now work with the local electrical company to tie into the transformer and get our panel "hot".
|SES panel being placed|
Check back next week, as we will be discussing the steps that are involved with cleaning out the wet well, installing a new intake screen and finalizing the electrical work.