Case Studies

Phoenix Electric worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the switchgear on all 27 generators of the Chief Joseph dam, the second largest hydro-power dam in the United States.


Complete switchgear retrofit package for all 27 generator circuit breakers

New cubicle with internal buswork, barriers, and connections

Modernized local control cabinet and interlock systems

Completed mechanical, electrical, and thermal analysis to match existing system buswork

New buswork design and conductor coating improved thermal capacity, extending the life of the existing disconnect switches

Developed equipment inspection procedures and provided on site field support

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