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Burns Designs Resilient Back-Up Power for Princeton University’s New ES & SEAS Complex

Burns is leading a collaborative effort to provide resilient power for a new 660,000-square-feet complex on Princeton University’s campus. In close coordination with the university’s facilities staff, Burns is leading a team of specialists to design and oversee construction of two 2-Megawatt (MW) generators. Design techniques will mitigate noise and automate emergency back-up power, complying… Read More

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Delaware River Port Authority Completes Major Solar Installation

The Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) is powering the rapid transit system serving Philadelphia and South Jersey with 22 Megawatts (MW) of solar energy. Burns guided the interconnection process and analyzed traction power systems to facilitate installation of 46,600 solar panels across multiple sites, ensuring success for one of the country’s largest transportation-related renewable energy… Read More

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Seattle Selects Burns as On-Call Electrification and Grid Modernization Consultant

Buns looks forward to supporting Seattle City Light (SCL) fulfill their ambitious grid modernization strategy. The first electric utility to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, SCL continues their forward-looking role providing reliable, sustainable, resilient and equitable power for the City of Seattle. In preparation for large-scale electrification of the city’s transportation sector — from transit… Read More

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Burns Designs Highland Park Resilient Microgrid

Burns is supporting the New Jersey Borough of Highland Park with development of a microgrid that will provide resilient, solar-powered electricity for a dozen municipal and privately owned properties. The microgrid will make Highland Park less vulnerable during power disruptions, potentially improving municipal emergency response capabilities. Highland Park is among eight municipalities to receive incentives… Read More

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Mike Walton, PE Energizes Burns’ Facilities Engineering Services

Burns announces the promotion of Mike Walton, PE to the role of Vice President, Facilities and Infrastructure. Mike leads Burns’ industry-leading suite of advanced-power, zero-emission mobility, and high-performance facility engineering services. Working across disciplines, Mike has a unique ability to bring design solutions to life, effectively communicating with his team, partners and clients to overcome… Read More

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Burns Supports Major Utility’s Fleet Electrification Goals

Burns recently completed electric vehicle charging infrastructure designs for a major U.S. electric distribution company’s internal fleet, supporting the utility’s electrification and emission-reduction goals.  During storm events, service crews work around the clock in different shifts. Battery-electric technology advancements for heavy-duty electric vehicles allow crews to avoid idling through use of power-take off (ePTO) systems,… Read More

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Burns Revs Up Electrification Services Across New York

With goals to achieve an 18-fold increase in electric vehicle charging stations by 2025, New York’s electric utilities are undertaking the country’s largest expansion in charging infrastructure outside of California. Burns stands ready to support property owners and fleet operators with fleet electrification planning, design and implementation services. As an Approved Contractor in the Joint… Read More

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Philadelphia Navy Yard Campus Adds Battery Energy Storage System

Burns assisted development of one of the region’s largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects. The installation adds to the existing smart-energy microgrid solutions at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, already a model in resilient, sustainable energy management. The peak-shaving 6.4-MegaWatt (MW), 14.8-Megawatt hour (MWh) system charges at times when electricity rates are at their lowest,… Read More

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On Burns Webinar, Utilities Talk Transportation Electrification

As electric vehicles take off, utilities are embracing their roles as trusted transportation-electrification advisors. Our May 5th webinar, second as part of a series on fleet electrification challenges and solutions, featured a panel of utility experts discussing the resources and incentives being offered to their customers as well as the comprehensive infrastructure designs, regulatory changes… Read More

Join Burns for a conversation with utilities managing the transition to an electrified transportation system.

The nation’s utilities are laying the groundwork for the arrival of electric vehicles. As public transit agencies, fleet operators and individual car owners increasingly embrace electrified transportation options, utilities are working with customers large and small to add resilient and reliable power capacity. Utilities are also leading by example, transitioning internal fleets to electric vehicles…. Read More


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