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BUILD Fundamentals: "Soup to Nuts": Important Considerations for a Holistic Approach to Substation Resilience

Katie Muer  (Substation Portfolio Leader, Black & Veatch)

Location: Ballroom C (Level 3)

Date: Thursday, April 18

Time: 11:10 am - 11:55 am

Pass Type: All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Data Center BUILD Summit

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

After you've figured out your critical path schedule to get your data center power, the next important element is nailing down the scope and substation design that will achieve the desired site resilience.

This presentation will explore resiliency considerations when planning your substation, from beginning of the project to the end. Many think of how the substation configuration impacts resiliency, but it's also important to consider other factors, like the quantity of incoming transmission lines, the routes they take to your substation, the location and redundancy of the battery backup power for your relay protection, how thorough you are testing and commissioning the station, and your plan to operate and maintain your asset.

We will review important factors to consider when evaluating each element of your substation project.


  • Know the decisions you make that impact the resiliency of your substation
  • Determine optimal locations and consider redundancy for your battery backup power
  • Ensure you're thorough when testing and commissioning a substation
  • Develop a plan to operate and maintain your assets