New Generating Station and Regional Operations Center
Central Iowa Power Cooperative, Creston, Iowa
|Owner||Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)|
|Delivery Method||Design-Build + Trade Subcontract|
|Gross Floor Area||28,000 SF|
In late 2018, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) determined it was in need of a new generation facility to augment its growing solar and wind energy infrastructure. Carl A. Nelson & Company was selected in 2019 to perform two contracts on the project. The first was in the design-build role to procure the steel for the new facility. Our team provided value engineering during pre-construction that enabled the Owner to switch from a pre-engineered metal building as specified to hybrid steel frame at a savings of both money and time on the project. Working as a trade contractor on the project, we erected the 20,000 SF engine hall — which contains three (3) natural gas piston engines delivering a combined 55 MW of generating capacity — and the 8,000 SF, storm-hardened regional operations center. The center includes dispatch and staging for line crews.
The project was featured in the Summer 2021 issue of our wibi newsletter.Learn More About Central Iowa Power Cooperative.