East Jefferson General Hospital
generator replacement | metairie, LA
WDG provided electrical engineering services for the replacement of the 13.8kV switchgear at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. The scope of services includes relocation of an existing standby generator, new generator controls on the two existing standby generators, new diesel fuel storage facilities, a new diesel delivery system, two new services from Entergy, and an interconnection agreement with the utility which will enable the hospital to test their standby generators at full load without any outages. The new diesel system enables the hospital to operate at its maximum electrical load of 5.5 MW for 7 days without refueling. All new facilities are elevated to approximately 12 feet above grade to mitigate flooding risk. The project was funded by CDBG and DHH, along with East Jefferson General Hospital.