Memorial Health Electrical Upgrade Project Update

Memorial Health Electrical Upgrade Project Update

MetroPower is working with long-standing partner, ECHO Power Engineering, to upgrade the emergency electrical system at Memorial Health in Savannah, GA.

This $4 million project includes replacing the hospital’s normal and emergency power systems.  Items that will be replaced are three 1 Megawatt (MW) generators, new electrical switchgear (normal and emergency), new medium voltage switch gear (normal and emergency) and all associated conduit / cabling conductors. Superintendent Joe Evans is leading the project, with 14 MetroPower employees onsite daily.

Memorial Health serves 35 counties across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina and is home to the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. One of MetroPower’s biggest challenges on this project is to complete the emergency upgrade while keeping the hospital operational. We are fortunate to be working with ECHO Power Engineering to coordinate power backups, changeovers and shutdowns to keep the project running smoothly and on schedule.

MetroPower has been ECHO’s prime contractor on several major hospital electrical upgrades in the past, and our successful relationship led to MetroPower being selected for the Memorial Health project.

“These projects are very complex, and there are very few contractors I would trust to perform this type of work,” says Grant Osburn, Director of Projects at ECHO Power Engineering. “Our Memorial Health project is one of our larger electrical upgrades, and, as usual, MetroPower has embraced this project with a commitment of quality and care and a level of professionalism that is above expectations.”

The electrical upgrade at Memorial Health began in April 2020 and should be completed by January 2022.