Temple University Microgrid: Campus Electrical Infrastructure Modernization
This project was awarded a 2015 ACEC/PA Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence in the Energy category.
Burns provided engineering, design and construction support for the modernization of the electrical infrastructure at Temple’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA. This campus-wide, three year and $15 million program extended to every corner of Temple’s 105 acre urban campus. Burns helped Temple achieve its ambitious goals for this project, including:
- Providing the campus with a modern, efficient and resilient electrical infrastructure that enables Temple to achieve its “Temple 20/20 Master Plan” for expansion into a world class institution of higher learning
- Completing the installation of over 14 miles of underground power cable and two major substations with minimal disruption to campus operations
- Promoting the benefits of modern microgrid technology with a resilient system that withstands electric grid disruptions and enables the campus to continue serving its 31,500 students and 4,100 employees
- Paving the way for power resiliency and energy innovation in the region