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Critical Backup Power for Allen Institute for Brain Science

Power Generation - Allen Institute - Pacific Power Group

Pacific Power Group (PPG), a leading provider of power generation products in the western U.S., recently supplied a complex backup power solution for the innovative research organization Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.

Critical to the Allen Institute’s on-going research to understand the brain, the backup power solution supplied by PPG safeguards the Institute’s vital data and ensures that their new state-of-the-art facility will continue operation in the event of an emergency or loss of power.

Pacific Power Group was selected by Valley Electric to assist with engineering and fine tuning specifications for the Allen Institute’s complete power solution. Two 1250 kW MTU Onsite Energy generator sets were selected to provide backup power due to their reliability and history of superior power support within critical health care facilities. MTU Onsite Energy gensets are trusted in health care facilities around the world due to their industry-leading average load factor and superior design and engineering, which provides peace of mind to medical professionals and their patients.

Once final design and selection took place, logistical requirements mandated that the 30,000 lbs. generator sets be lowered into the Allen Institute’s new building while under construction.

“The expertise of our team combined with that of AEI Affiliated Engineers and Valley Electric lead to a sophisticated solution that will provide peace of mind for the Allen Institute for years to come,” said Travis Coffey, Director of Power Generation at Pacific Power Group. “Our team worked with AEI Affiliated Engineers to build a complete backup power package that saves space and costs while solving the facility’s intricate power needs and providing a trustworthy power option.”