Electrical Features of Eastlake Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3

Author(s): Clarence F. Paulus
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 April 1957
Volume: 76
Page(s): 645 - 651
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2460
DOI: 10.1109/AIEEPAS.1957.4499629



At Eastlake every step has been questioned: Is this the most reliable method? Is it the lowest in first cost? Does this give the lowest operating cost? Is this the lowest over-all cost? Will this scheme lend itself to expansion? Are we investing money for future work only to restrict ourselves in such a way that when future additions become necessary we will feel this restriction? In addition to this questioning, a check with others was also conducted, and it is felt that the decisions made have a broad base. The co-operation obtained from the many people, both in the company and outside, is directly proportional to the data and background given these people and the co-operation offered them. No suggestion should be evaluated on the basis of its origin. It is hoped that everybody associated with this project feels he has a worth-while contribution to it. The electrical facilities at Eastlake from generator terminals to existing transmission lines 2½ miles away cost less than $10 per kilowatt net capability. No other extension of the transmission system is required for this increase of 30% in system generating capacity. It is confidently felt that good progress has been made in economy of design and that every advantage of the new plant's location has been capitalized. This paper was written before the first unit was placed in service and has been brought up to date for publication.