In 2009, the single largest piece of gear that Peterson Power Systems ever sold was delivered: a fully self contained electrical switchgear building measuring over fifty feet long, sixteen feet wide, and sixteen feet tall. The unit weighed nearly one hundred thousand pounds, and was the primary piece of equipment in a multimillion dollar electrical upgrade project for the City of San Francisco’s Water Department.
Assistant Chief Engineer, Nicholas Stoliar, explains how El Camino Hospital reacted to a major equipment failure. With help from Peterson Power, he had a 300 ton chiller delivered in nine hours.
By David C. Oehl, President
Maven Power, LLC, Houston, TX 77070
The main electricity and telecommunications services provider for Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) (English: Costa Rican Institute of Electricity) experienced an electric power shortage in the largest city in the country, San Jose. A severe rainstorm caused flooding that damaged the city’s hydroelectric power plant. Two different plant locations were affected, and an immediate solution was crucial.