When Hurricane Sandy swept the region, New Jersey TRANSIT Authority’s Hoboken Station flooded. Saltwater from the Hudson River inundated the station’s electrical substations, knocking power systems out of commission for weeks.
Construction is under way of multiple substations designed to provide redundant auxiliary power, while withstanding future floods and supporting interconnection to future power sources.
Substation features include:
Burns acts as a subcontractor to Naik, the consultant construction manager. Burns engineers oversee electrical, security and information technology system testing plans of the two new substations’ specialized equipment.
The oversight role involves:
The Henderson substation is also designed to connect with a future power source, NJ Transitgrid. The microgrid being developed by NJ Transit will provide reliable sources of electric power to facilities located throughout the northeast corner of the state. Hoboken Station will be among the facilities to rely upon the microgrid’s power sources in the event of future power disruptions.
Burns is the lead electrical engineer on the NJ Transitgrid transmission and distribution system.
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