The Holiday Homes Project in Hopewell Junction involves an electrical service connection design necessary for a new water treatment facility, including provisions for a backup generator system for use during emergency events.
The existing water treatment facility is an underground vault providing treatment and power the existing wells. Due to additional demand and storage requirements, an upgrade to the facility is needed. A new building is being constructed and a new electric service is being provided to that facility.
Electric service was sized and designed for future loading, with timers for automatic functionality. The generator was sized to provide only the required electrical loading needed for the water system, therefore minimizing the backup electrical system cost. The generator will be initialized by an automatic transfer switch to provide operator-free startup during power outages. Thermal calculations were also performed to size the electric heater without over sizing and increasing the emergency electrical loading.