Windsor, VA (August 18, 2022) – Community Electric Cooperative’s RECORE subsidiary supported Accomack County’s emergency preparedness recently by providing a standby power generator for the county’s Department of Public Safety on a tight turnaround.
Following the malfunction of the existing backup generator at Accomack’s emergency services headquarters, members of the RECORE energy solutions team assessed the facility’s power needs and installed a new standby generator and power transfer switch. The installation work, which includes a remote monitoring system that eliminates the need for in-person readiness testing of the generator, was accomplished in fewer than 48 hours.
“In recent years Accomack County has been focusing on operational resiliency. RECORE offered a turn-key solution to keep all of our emergency generators in top shape and ready for action,” said Stewart Hall, Deputy County Administrator – Public Works & Facilities.
RECORE’s timely response helped ensure that operations in the facility that hosts the Public Safety Department’s battalion chiefs could continue uninterrupted, even if a power outage were to occur. Accomack’s emergency services personnel respond to approximately 7,000 calls annually.
“Accomack County made it clear to us that it was a priority to have standby power available even in the unlikely event that they would need to activate their command center imminently,” said Glen Presson, CEC’s Manager of Operations. “I am extremely proud of our RECORE team members for the urgency with which they satisfied this request for help. They literally started and completed this important safety project in a matter of days.”
RECORE is the for-profit subsidiary of Community Electric Cooperative. It has been supplying on-site energy solutions for municipalities, distribution utilities, commercial and industrial entities and government agencies since 2001.