Friday, November 4, 2011
Of the 90 structures now in place, more than 40 are generating power. The remaining turbines will be operational by year end.
The project, which was approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in January 2010, will produce up to 162 megawatts, capable of providing power to more than 45,000 homes.
Posted by We Energies at 3:47 PM
The facility was built to energy-efficient LEED-certified standards, including:
- Water-efficient landscaping
- Low-flow water fixtures
- Optimized energy performance
- Provisions for alternative transportation
- Recycled building materials
- Construction materials from the region to reduce transportation- and energy-associated costs
- Low-emitting materials
- Indoor air quality management during construction
- Energy-efficient lighting systems that maximize natural light for interior workspaces
The new service center features:
- Space for office and technical workers
- Storm mobilization area
- Meeting rooms
- Locker and lavatory
- Fitness center
- Lunch/break room
- 10-bay garage
- Fleet repair bay
- Day lighting and energy efficient design features
- Training area
- Elevated loading dock
The old service center is closed permanently and will be demolished and undergo environmental remediation. The land will be used by the developer and the village of Menomonee Falls for mixed-used development.
Electric line crews continue to work out of our Calumet Service Center on 73rd and Calumet Road in Milwaukee; however they will relocate to the North Service Center in early 2012, and the Calumet Service will close permanently. Combining resources and closing Calument is expected to reduce facility operating and transportation costs, improve customer response time and enhance work management.
Posted by We Energies at 3:45 PM