A major telecommunications company

Scaling Equipment Upgrades Across Nine Hubs: A Major Telecommunications Company

The Challenge

To keep up with energy demands at nine separate locations, a major telecommunications company selected Prime Power to upgrade its critical power equipment. Investigating and analyzing the geographic locations at each hub site, the Prime Power Project Team immediately recognized the unique circumstances with the project's scope and scale. After thorough site evaluations, Prime Power engineers designed upgraded specifications in accordance with the service provider's directives and specifications.

Adding an additional layer of complexity, the cutover to new gear needed to occur during brief after hours maintenance windows to avoid interference with regular work hours and load times.

The Prime Power project scope included:

  • Upgrading critical power equipment
  • Adding nine new generators and nine Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs)
  • Completing upgrades during after-hours maintenance periods

The Solution

Furnish and install nine Cummins 100kW Diesel generators and nine 400A ATSs at nine separate telecommunications hubs with the following specifications:

  • Upgrade the Utility Service Feed to 400Amp @ 120/240Vac/1P/3W
  • Add a 400 Amp rated Emergency Gutter System
  • Refeed the 200Amp rated GE MPB Load Center
  • Add a 100Kw Generator with matching ATS and Manual Switch
  • Add a Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor(TVSS)

The TVSS was installed inside the hub; all other equipment was mounted to the exterior Southeast Hub wall and was NEMA 3R rated.

The Benefit

The Project Team coordinated the timely delivery, storage, and safeguarding of all equipment. And, through the skillful integration of contractors (electricians, masons, local agencies, and delivery services) with the facility managers at each hub, the Prime Power Project Team successfully installed, tested, and completed the upgrades during scheduled after-hours maintenance windows.