Speaker: Robert Walter, PE, Manager of planning, ITC Holdings
Title: ITC Midwest 34.5 to 69 kV Rebuild and Conversion Program
Abstract: As part of the purchase of the transmission assets from IPL to ITC Midwest, ITC Midwest committed to rebuilding and converting the 34.5 kV transmission system it would be purchasing from IPL. ITC Midwest then had to undertake system studies throughout the areas of the system with existing 34.5 kV transmission and come up with plans to facilitate conversion to 69 kV operation which would meet the current planning standards required by ITC Midwest. This presentation will go over the 34.5 to 69 kV rebuild and conversion project and go into detail on some of the unique study area plan considerations.
Bio: Robert Walter is the manager of planning responsible for overseeing transmission planning functions for the ITC Midwest operating company. In this role he oversees NERC Compliance related to the annual TPL assessments, ITC Midwest coordination with MISO in the annual MTEP study process, coordination with distribution companies on load interconnection requests to the ITC Midwest system, coordination with transmission owners on transmission interconnection requests, and planning coordination and implementation of the ITC Midwest 34.5 to 69 kV conversion program. Walter is a graduate of Iowa State University (’06 elec engr) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Iowa.
Webinar link: TBA