Greentown Station-Howard County, Indiana
American Electric Power (AEP) has been a long-term client of Wightman, and their projects take our civil engineering, land surveying, and reality captures teams from the shores of Lake Michigan to the rolling, rural farmlands of Indiana and beyond.
AEP engaged Wightman to complete several project tasks as it worked to upgrade Greentown Station. Wightman's civil engineering team researched floodplain information as well as storm water and soil erosion requirements enacted by Howard County. Development of construction plans for site layout and grading, designing a new detention pond, and site work for expanding the current detention pond were necessary to ensure the site would be suitable for AEP's planned expansion.
Meanwhile, the Wightman survey team performed boundary and topographic surveys, completed an underground utility investigation and construction staking for the station expansion, created easement exhibit drawings, and performed ALTA/NSPS surveys to help support the station expansion.
The Wightman reality capture department staff performed high definition laser scanning of the 138 kV, 220 kV, 765 kV substations. The detailed scans provide clear imagery of the substation, and the drone flight showcases the impressive, expansive site, conveying AEP's commitment to offer safe and reliable electricity to its customers.
The completed improvements at the substation site help support regional electric grid reliability, broaden renewable energy access with capacity upgrades, and ensure Indiana customers have access to affordable energy delivery options.