This generator at Barkley Elementary School was installed in an outdoor, sound attenuated, waterproof enclosure to protect it from weather elements and reduce the noise impact on the students.

Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Program Amsterdam Standby Generators

Amsterdam, NY

Meeting Future Emergency Needs Without Delay

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events with Hurricanes Irene and Sandy caused major flooding that interrupted power and emergency services throughout the city and town of Amsterdam, New York, which resulted in the closure of critical government operations for several days after the storms.

We provided project management, engineering design, and construction support services for standby generators and fuel systems at six critical facilities throughout the city and town. The innovative design solutions for the standby generators and fuel system included onsite diesel fuel storage tanks and natural gas supply connections. During the power outage, the generators start automatically and provide power to the facilities through automatic transfer switches.

The generators installed in the Amsterdam City Hall, the Department of Public Works building, and Amsterdam Town Hall will allow these critical buildings to remain operational if utility power is not available. The newly installed generators in Amsterdam High School, the Wilbur Lynch Literacy Academy, and William H. Barkley Elementary School allow these locations to operate as emergency shelters for the community.  

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  • Northeast
  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
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Location

Amsterdam, NY

Completion Date

2017

Client

Dormitory Authority State of New York (DASNY)

Awards

2018 Silver Award in Special Projects from ACEC-NY

Cost

$169,000 (fee)