Harrell Design Group, PC performed design and construction period services to install emergency generators at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV to upgrade the existing 13.8 kv power distribution system and the installation of new emergency generators to supply to entire electrical load of the VA Medical Center campus.. The project required major reconfiguring of the existing medium voltage switching logic and required splicing and relocation of both 13.8 kv substation feeders to the campus.
The design also included a new building to house the generators and paralleling switchgear.
The design includes three (3) 2000 kw 15 kv class emergency generators in outdoor acoustical enclosures, a new 15 kv class generator paralleling switchgear in a condition outdoor enclosure, and two (2) 15 kv class closed transition automatic transfer switches. Provisions are included for a future fourth 2000 kw emergency generator. The project design includes dual hot standby programmable logic controllers and an interface to the existing campus medium voltage power distribution switchgear to enable controlled load adding and load shedding functions. In order to properly size and specify the control sequences for the new system, a comprehensive study of the existing emergency power system was conducted including reviewing the existing normal and emergency loads and interface requirements with approximately ten (10) emergency generators currently serving the hospital and other campus buildings.
Project Size: 212,000 SF
Project Cost: $5,260,000