Providing emergency power to aid post-Sandy recovery efforts

Hurricane Sandy ravaged public infrastructure and left millions of homes and businesses in the Northeastern United States without power when it made landfall. Sandy’s storm surge hit New York and New Jersey, flooding streets and subway lines and also cutting power in and around the city.

Challenge
Restoring power to those affected by the storm is a massive effort requiring coordination and cooperation among many public and private organizations and individuals. Immediate recovery efforts were required to help provide contingency power generation and electrical distribution services for people affected by Hurricane Sandy in Long Island, N.Y.

Solution
Through a pre-placed contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louis Berger quickly deployed 22 generator sets ranging in size from 200-1000 kW along with large quantities of low voltage cabling in Long Island, N.Y. In addition, Louis Berger deployed 11 generators sets and associated cabling as part of the firm’s disaster response and recovery efforts in support of the New York Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.