The Utility Board recently approved a 20-year integrity study of Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) electric tieline.
Leidos Engineering, LLC will complete the study for an estimated $141,000.
The tieline study will include a review of maintenance records, capital projects and inspection reports. The consultant will also perform visual inspections and issue a field inspection report of land- and water-based facilities. A final report will be provided to the utility board in early 2016 with recommendations for the continued reliability of the tieline over the next 20 years.
"KEYS exceptional reliability statistics are impressive on their own, but even more so when you consider that our power is imported over water and that our system faces the constant threat of a corrosive, marine environment," said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS general manager and CEO. "The tieline is 27 years old this year, and the study will help ensure our maintenance standards can guarantee its reliability well into the future."