Case Studies

Disaster Recovery Site
- Computer Alternate Processing Sites (CAPS)

Founded in 1995 Computer Alternate Processing Sites, Inc. (CAPS) provides mission critical disaster recovery services for many Fortune 500 companies.  When CAPS decided to open their newest facility in Shelton, Connecticut, their Business model required easy and cost effective scalability of the infrastructure to meet their expanding client base.  They called upon a company they knew had the experience and capability to design and construct a DR site that fulfilled all of their requirements.  HPE Engineering & Construction Group provided full engineering and site build out including data center power, computer room air conditioning, fire suppression, raised floor and construction activities.  Power expandability and scalability were achieved by using Generac (*400kW + 400 kW) Modular Power Systems (MPS) and Mitsubishi Modular UPS.

Wireless Telecommunications

A national Wireless company was in urgent need of various cell site upgrades.  HPE's Telecom Group immediately responded with two teams staging the scopes of work including off loading and installing cell site shelters, retrofitting emission compliant emergency generators, refueling, housing and relocation of other generators throughout New England.  HPE's extensive planning and execution was the key in success in meeting the rigid deadline.

Mission Critical
- The United Illuminating Company's Technology Center (UI) 1200 KW

The United Illuminating Company delivers electricity to just over 320,000 customers in power hungry southwestern Connecticut.  The Company's new Technology Center provides critical 24x7 data services for support and operations so they called upon Huntington Power to provide an N+1 backup redundant power system to ensure a high level reliability.  A follow up project was designed to allow concurrent load bank testing on a component level while still providing back up to all critical systems.

Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
- Fairfield Waste Water Micro Turbines -6 x 60 kW and 3 x 30 kW

The Town of Fairfield, CT continuously looks for cost saving and environmentally friendly applications so they selected HPE for a design build project to reduce their electrical costs by generating some of their own electricity.  By utilizing waste "methane" gas from their waste water treatment facility to fuel 6 x 60 kW and 2 x 30 kW Micro Turbines with heat recovery.  The units designed and approved by the utility ran parallel with the grid as a "429 kW base load" while reducing energy costs to the plant.  HPE's Engineering & Construction group's extensive experience and installation capabilities ensured a successful project tied to a critical completion time line.

Healthcare Facility
- Carolton Hospital -300 kW and 400 kW

In an effort to keep electric costs under control, Carolton Hospital contacted the Huntington Power Engineering & Construction group to design and install standby generators for several buildings on their site.  Unique to this installation was the interface to the local utility which would provide revenue to the customer through a "distributed generation" program that calls for the generators to take load of the utility grid when called upon.  HPE provided a complete design/build project that also included all necessary interface and testing to meet the utility interconnection requirements.  The ongoing income of this program allowed Carolton to install future capability to meet the needs of their expansion plans.

Perishable Distribution/Storage Facility
- Shoprite -1800 kW

Site and local restrictions required Shoprite Supermarket Distribution Center to select Huntington Power to find a solution for their back up generation requirement which would meet local zoning setbacks as well as the stringent sound requirements of 2 cities with different building ordinances.  The HPE design/build solution integrated seamlessly with the existing engineering and construction team to install a rooftop modular generation system solution (3 x 600kW) on the new building eliminating extensive support structure and meeting the zoning and sound criteria of both cities.

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