The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) in California faces several infrastructure challenges in providing its customers with reliable and sustainable water and power services. One of the main challenges is the aging water and power infrastructure that requires significant investment to ensure its continued reliability and effectiveness. MID also faces challenges in managing the increasing water and power demands due to population growth and climate change. Additionally, MID needs to invest in improving its water and power supply and distribution systems to reduce leaks and spills and to ensure that it meets regulatory standards for environmental protection. Despite these challenges, MID is committed to providing its customers with efficient and sustainable water and power services through targeted investments and strategic planning.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
PRJ – OH #6 Copper Replacements
Replace #6 copper and other small overhead primary conductor with appropriate sized overhead primary conductor. Replace #6 copper and other small overhead primary conductor with appropriate sized overhead primary conductor for reliability and public safety.
PRJ – 115kV Insulator Replacement
Replace horizontal 115kV Lapp porcelain insulators on the Claus-Hershey 115kV Line (Line 13). There have been two outages caused by broken Lapp porcelain horizontal insulators on the Claus-Hershey 115kV Line. One incident was in July 2020 and the other incident was in January 2022. In both incidents, the insulators broke at their bases. All horizontal Lapp porcelain insulators will be replaced with robust polymer-type insulators.
PRJ – Reservoir B58 Line Extension and B56 Re-route
Extend Reservoir B58 overhead line, install a new pad mount switchgear and reroute the Reservoir B56 underground tie to the water treatment plant switchgear. A feeder reroute is needed for Reservoir B56 just outside the substation to address the substation physical security plan analysis guidelines and provide backup service to the water treatment plant.
PRJ – Substation Security – Enslen
This project will upgrade security cameras and extend the existing barb wire at the Enslen Substation. Enhancement of the security system is needed to detect and deter intrusion that would lead to theft and damage of MID equipment that could also impact reliability. The existing cameras are reaching their end of life and getting repair parts is becoming increasingly difficult.
PRJ – 230kV Bus Diff Relays – Westley
vInstall redundant bus differential relay schemes on Westley 230kV East and West bus. In the event of a bus differential protection scheme failure, a Westley bus fault will be cleared by the tripping from adjacent stations. This would de-energize all eight lines and two TID transformers connected at Westley that would result in overloads on MID’s other intertie location into Standiford and TID’s intertie at Oakdale.
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
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