Emergency Generator Installation
Emergency Power Distribution
The National Information Solutions Cooperative is a data
processing and computer support agency for many rural electric and
telephone cooperatives throughout the upper Midwest. The management
team required reassurance that the data and services they provide
to their business partners would not be interrupted during a power
With an electrical room located in the middle of the building
and 15 feet below the exterior finished grade, Apex Engineering
Group located the existing underground service conductors and
re-routed them into two new automatic transfer switches, then into
the existing switchboards.
Apex also upgraded the existing utility metering configuration
based on input from the utility company. The existing metering
equipment was located within the existing utility transformer and
also within the existing electrical switchboard. The new
configuration relocated all metering equipment within the utility
transformer and simplified the metering installation.
The installation of a new 600 kW diesel stand by generator
provides redundant power to the entire office facility. In the
event of a power failure, the diesel generator will be ready and
online within 10 seconds. This coupled with the use of an
uninterruptible power supply (batteries) ensures power is provided
during the brief outage.
Hertigate Electric, Inc.