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September 2016

Join Team McPhee at the Step Out Walk

McPhee Electric is participating in the 2016 Connecticut Step Out Walk to STOP Diabetes on Saturday, October 1st.   

Team McPhee Electric

We’d love for you to join our team as a walker or virtual walker!  Click here to visit our team page.

McPhee has employees, family, & friends living with diabetes and pre-diabetes and know that healthy lifestyles can help manage both of these conditions.  We’re stepping out to raise awareness in our state and support the nearly 30 million American adults and children living with this incurable condition.

McPhee is a designated Corporate Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association.  In 2015 McPhee joined the exclusive inaugural class of just 103 Health Champions across the nation.  McPhee recently went through the re-application process to maintain our Health Champion standing and expects to hear this fall.  


McPhee Works on Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute

McPhee Electric is part of the team constructing a world-class, $150-million orthopedic center and ambulatory surgical center to bring all of the Bone & Joint Institute’s orthopedic and musculoskeletal treatments under one roof at Hartford Hospital.

Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint

As part of its HH2020 master plan, Hartford HealthCare broke ground on a new orthopedic facility in October 2014. The Harford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute’s dynamic, sculptural form expresses the hospital’s aim to become the leading institution in comprehensive musculoskeletal care for the northeast region while addressing the hospital’s need for increased ICU, operating room, and private patient room spaces.

McPhee is providing all electrical work for the construction of the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, a five-story inpatient building with 130,000 square feet of space being built on a vacant lot nearby to the current Hartford Hospital campus.  The facility was designed and is being built to the orthopedic motto, “Life in Motion.”

McPhee is providing the following scope of work:

  • Installation of complete equipment grounding system per NEC requirements
  • Provide connections to HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Automatic Temperature Control, General Contractor and Owner furnished equipment
  • Furnish and install all power wiring connections and conduit (120 volt) as required for alarm panels and metering devices
  • Furnish and install necessary seismic restraints for electrical equipment in accordance with the Connecticut State Building Code
  • Furnish and install vibration isolation materials and equipment to eliminate excessive noise and vibration from building electrical systems
  • Complete power system studies including short circuit, protective device coordination, and arc flash hazard analysis studies
  • Provide electrical acceptance testing per NETA standards
  • Provide through-penetration firestop systems
  • Furnish and install a complete lighting control system & lighting, isolated power system equipment, a three phase, on-line, solid state Uninterruptible Power System, complete lightning protection system, surge protective device system,
  • Furnish and install all low voltage distribution equipment for new building and renovated areas of the existing building
  • Furnish a Life Safety, Critical, and Equipment power generation and automatic transfer system
  • Furnish and install a new microprocessor based, fire alarm, detection and emergency communications system and in-building two-way radio enhancement system operating on Hartford Fire Department frequencies
McPhee Completes Work on Parkville Microgrid

Parkville Microgrid Hartford CT McPhee Electric Service

McPhee’s Service Division recently completed work on the Parkville Microgrid System in Hartford, CT.

The project constructed a microgrid system powered by fuel cells that will help manage electricity costs and supply emergency power to a portion of the city’s Parkville neighborhood.  McPhee provided the manpower and expertise to complete underground electrical work, fuel cell AC and DC wiring, static and automatic transfer switch work, and  installed and tested all of the communication including the fiber optic demark extension.

Due to owner supplied equipment delivery delays, the entire job was wired within just nine days by McPhee Service Electricians, a job that normally would have taken over 15 days!  Notable names on the project were Jeff Lachance (foreman), Pete Cunningham, Gary Drake, Mike McMerriman, Rob Ennen, Tommy D’nofrio and Trevor Albert.  Great job guys!

About the Microgrid System

During non-emergency operation, the 800-kilowatt microgrid system is designed to provide 100 percent of the electricity for Parkville Elementary School, Dwight Branch Library, Parkville Senior Center and Charter Oak Health Center. In the event of an electrical grid outage, the system will provide emergency power to these locations in addition to a local fuel station and grocery store. Excess electricity generated by the system will reduce electricity costs at four local schools: Bulkeley High School, Hartford High School, Weaver High School and the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy.  [From Bloom Energy]

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