Our Lady of Mercy Health Center

Description

Electrical Distribution and Generator Upgrades

Owner

St. Peter's Health Partners

Location

Guilderland, New York

Role

Electrical Contractor

Summary

Our Lady of Mercy Life Center nursing home is located in Guilderland, New York and operated by St.
Peter’s Health Partners. Our Lady of Mercy Life Center is recognized by New York State’s Island Peer
Review Organization (IPRO), the NYS Department of Health Best Practices Programs, and the HANYS
Pinnacle Awards Publication.

However, when the facility was first constructed the emergency generator was only designed to power
minimal emergency loads. St. Peter’s Health Partners determined that this was unacceptable and
decided Kasselman Electric was the most suitable contractor to upgrade the emergency power. Adding
to the complexity of the project, St. Peter’s Health Partners needed Kasselman Electric to perform the
upgrades while the facility is fully operational and while an HVAC upgrades project is underway in the
same location.

Kasselman Electric first retrofitted the existing generator to allow it to generate twice the power it was
previously producing. Kasselman Electric then furnished and installed two 400 Amp 480 Volt automatic
transfer switches, rewired transformers, retrofitted the main switchgear to accept two 400 Amp reverse
fed circuit breakers, as well as excavated the existing feeders and replaced them. The commissioning of the new
system went without issue.