Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP, Chicago

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Other Building Types June 1, 2009

Integrating Electrical Systems

With many facilities relying on multiple power sources to ensure continuous operation, the value of integrating and coordinating these electrical systems becomes critical. Integrated power systems can include primary utility transformers, standby engine generators, UPSs (battery or rotary), fuel cells, and other types of power sources. The integration of these electrical systems requires careful planning, communication with other project team members, and support in the field during installation and startup. Numerous items need to be addressed during the planning phase.

By Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP, Chicago
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