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Dibble provided civil engineering and survey services to the Luke Solar Plant that is built on 106 acres of land leased from Luke Air Force Base (AFB). The solar plant allows the AFB to reduce electrical costs and helps both Luke and APS meet renewable energy generation goals. This project created more than 200 local jobs during construction. This solar plant helps set Arizona apart as a leader in solar innovation, visible to people who come from all over the world to work and train on the AFB base. The 10-megawatt plant came online in summer 2015 and generates power to meet the needs of 10,000 homes.
Dibble conducted ALTA survey and topographic survey verification for the 106-acre site. The grading and drainage plan was prepared to accommodate the placement of the solar panels on the site. Storm water retention systems needed for the developed portions of the site had to meet the requirements of the Luke AFB. Dibble assisted the contractor and Electrical engineer in developing a site plan for the solar field, solar equipment, and an access road. An exterior fence to encompass the entire solar complex was also part of the site plan design. Dibble was also involved in utility coordination and relocation on the site, with coordination and approval of all plans with stakeholders. Also included was the design of a paving plan for an access road and on-site maintenance road. Dibble provided support for permit preparation and submittal to Luke AFB and performed limited construction administration assistance for the project.