Electrial fixtures to control that backup power generator
Description: In response to severe power losses incurred in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, over a dozen communities from New Hampshire to Virginia will benefit from new backup power systems destined for 14 national wildlife refuges. These installations will serve as valuable emergency resources for nearby areas during future electrical outages. This Hurricane Sandy funded recovery project will provide backup power to the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (DE) and the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (DE), and install solar photovoltaic components at Prime Hook. The installation of the backup generator junction panel and surge protector to Prime Hook refuge headquarters/visitor center building was recently completed, which required a re-routing of the power lines that came directly into the building through the panel. This will allow the use of a trailer mounted, back-up generator to supply power when needed. The generator is located at Prime Hook NWR and is to be shared between the two refuges.
More project details: www.fws.gov/hurricane/sandy/projects/PrimeHook.html
Photo credit: Teresa Walter/USFWS
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