Project Experience

Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage Hydro – Project Management & Owner's Engineer


Nov 2017 – Mar 2019



Big Chino Valley is a 2000 MW pumped storage hydro project in Arizona with a system interconnection consisting of three 500 kV transmission lines.

Midgard planned and established a multidisciplinary project-team structure in order to enable smaller dedicated specialist teams focus on their specific areas of expertise to advance this large and complex development while supporting supporting permitting efforts at FERC and Arizona state levels, as well as directing water analysis and helping devise communication strategy and participation in public open houses.

Midgard and the Owner’s project sponsor acted in close coordination to manage the mandates and integration of the multidisciplinary teams into the overall project.

Midgard’s broad knowledge in civil, geotechnical and electrical engineering was combined with project management discipline and a foundation in project finance to establish the effective project structure and plan work in a way that advanced the development in a strategic and fiscally responsible manner.