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Clallam County PUD
Clallam County PUD

Clallam County's mission statement is to provide reliable, efficient, safe, and low-cost utility services in a financially and environmentally responsible manner. PUDs are unique in the nation, not-for-profit, by and for the local communities that they serve. Clallam PUD has 145 employees, and serves over 33,000 accounts in Clallam County with energy from 95% clean, renewable, affordable and carbon-free sources.

Clallam County PUD Holgerson Well Generator

Adhering to residential noise ordinances
Extensive CAD design

Project Description

Clallam County Water District entrusted Casne Engineering to design a solution for installing a stationary generator at the Holgerson Well pump station, ensuring reliable standby power. The project had to consider noise levels, as the pump station is in a residential area. Without any available drawings, Casne's design team produced CAD plan views of the building and property, electrical one-lines, layouts, and an equipment inventory.

The most substantial load was a 60 HP submersible pump situated roughly 180 feet below grade and connected to a VFD. Casne carried out load calculations, generator sizing, and an evaluation of the historical load data from the PUD. The final deliverable included a 70 KW LP-fueled generator enclosed in a sound-attenuated, outdoor enclosure. Additional components consisted of a 500-gallon LP fuel tank, reinforced concrete equipment pads, and protective bollards.

The design involved reworking the existing utility service, adding a site grounding plan, and offering options for manual and automatic transfer switches, each rated for service entrance.