Roberts Tunnel East Portal Substation

Roberts Tunnel East Portal

Client Denver Water
Completion Date 2022
Location Grant, Colorado
Completed by Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.

Roberts Tunnel is a 23.3-mile-long water diversion tunnel that brings water to Colorado’s front range and helps sustain more than 1.5 million people in the Denver area. It also produces clean hydroelectric power for the region.

Denver Water selected Sturgeon Electric to upgrade the Roberts Tunnel East Portal to increase its electricity generation. Beginning in 2020, Sturgeon Electric’s scope of work included self-performing the low, medium and high voltage work for a new switchyard, electric utility interconnection, 15kV switchgear, and site power distribution system. They also oversaw work on the battery, turbine, and generator control systems.

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado recognized Sturgeon Electric’s work on the challenging and complex project with an ACE Award for Best Building Project by a Specialty Contractor between $2M and $6M in 2023.

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