SCE0 - Substation Civil Design

WGE2 – Containment and Control of Substation Oil Spills

Scope: Discuss the significance of oil spillage regulations in electric supply substations; identify the sources of oil spills; discuss typical designs and methods for dealing with oil containment and control of oil spills; and provide guidelines for preparation of a typical spill prevention, control and mitigation plan.  This guide applies only to non-polychlorinated biphenyl (non-PCB) insulating oil. It is not the intent of this guide to interpret governmental regulations or the applicability of the oil containment systems presented with respect to compliance to those regulations.  Interpretation is left to each individual user.

Standard: IEEE 980-2013 – IEEE Guide for Containment and Control of Oil Spills in Substations

Working Group Officers:

Mike McNulty
WGE2 Chair

ITC Transmission

Matt Bauer
WGE2 Vice-Chair

Burns & McDonnell

William Stone
WGE2 Secretary

Environmental Consulting & Technology