Last year, ENERCON was selected and awarded a contract to provide Design and Engineering services for Fleet Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Installations across 12 eastern distributions centers for a major global logistics organization.
Our client’s objective to reach carbon net-zero by 2040 is supported by the optimization and transformation of their transportation network.
With a growing number of energy transition and decarbonization projects under our belt and a dedication to enhancing our EV charging infrastructure, ENERCON hit the ground running to help our client reach their project objectives.
The scope of the awarded contract included complete electrical engineering, civil engineering, and structural engineering for turn-key engineering and construction installation packages. As the work progressed the scope expanded to also include easement research and site acquisition services for the original 12 sites plus additional client sites. Specific requirements included:
- On-site Assessments and Cell Strength Survey Testing
- Load Study Analysis and Utility Coordination
- Local Permitting
- Sign and Sealed Construction Drawings
- Arc-Flash Studies
To-date, ENERCON’s team has provided design and professional services for 2,700 EV chargers across 12 of this client’s distribution centers in 7 states. The chargers include both Level 2 chargers (approximately 2,665) and Level 3 Chargers [DC Faster Chargers] (approximately 35). More details on our services are as followed:
- Site surveys to determine the current site infrastructure and readiness for the client’s chargers. These site surveys also included cellular signal strength measurements.
- Electrical design for the site EV system.
- Utility interface coordination and discussions with the utility related to current capacity and future capacities.
- Arc Flash calculations and coordination calculations to support equipment selection.
- Foundation designs for equipment (Chargers, Switchgear, Transformers, etc.) to account for unique wind conditions at storm prone sites
- Development of unique cable tray / bus work design for Under the Roof (indoor) charging system applications.
- Permit interface with local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and permitting related design support.
- Easement activities.