Engineering Services for Stationary Generators

To reduce fire risk, a Southern California power company proposed rolling blackouts to shut off power in high fire risk areas. This had potential to impact power supply at several critical water facilities operated by Golden State Water Company (GSWC). As part of their due diligence, GSWC identified 36 sites in their Southern California water system that required stationary generators to improve system reliability during future power outages.

Cannon was selected to provide electrical and structural engineering, including civil site plans and permitting assistance for 28 of these sites. Cannon’s electrical engineering services included coordinating with the generator supplier; analyzing and editing sizing reports and submittals; designing automatic transfer switch systems; and preparing electrical calculations, single-line diagrams, and plans for conduit, wiring, routing, and grounding. Cannon‘s structural engineering services included preparing foundation plans and calculation packages for the generators and transfer switches. Cannon prepared a draft permit application for Air Quality Management District for each site. Cannon also provided engineering support during the bidding and construction phases of the project.


Various Locations, California

Key Elements

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
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