Their challenge

WVDC contracted Salas O’Brien to complete a full assessment, design, and 20-year plan for the modernization of their emergency generator system. Because the facility needs to remain operational 24/7 all year, it requires highly reliable emergency backup generator systems.

Our solution

During the review our team determined that the installation of a high efficiency pony chiller would dramatically improve the chiller plant’s reliability. Accomplishing this goal meant wiring the pony chiller into the new, triple-1000kW backup generator system. In addition, we completed a comprehensive, 20-year ease-of-maintenance plan, overall reduction of site energy costs, and a plan for the integration of the generators with the existing thermal energy storage system and chiller plant.