O’Connell is a full service electrical contractor serving New York State and surrounding regions of the northeast. We maintain fully staffed offices in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse as well as a satellite office in Albany.
As the nation's 53rd largest electrical contractor, O'Connell covers every major service segment of the industry. We provide comprehensive design-build, construction, service, maintenance, and emergency response services. With more than 100 years of electrical construction experience under our belts, you can be assured we have the capability and know-how to complete your project at budget and on schedule.
O’Connell Electric. Since 1911.
Experience. Innovation. Leadership.
O'Connell Electric is scheduled to host our second seminar of 2014 - NFPA 70E 2012: Electrical Safe Work Practices
This course is an important part of meeting NFPA's requirement for training qualified personnel on safe work practices and how to implement them. During the seminar, we will cover an overview of the changes within the NFPA 70E 2012 Standard for Electrical Safety. In addition, we will discuss:
- What is an Arc Flash?
- Flash Protection Boundary & Limits of Approach
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
- NFPA Methods of Selecting PPE
Date: August 6, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 7:30. Lunch will be provided
Location: Holiday Inn, 75 North st., Auburn, NY 13021
Developer Noble Environmental Power, sells the electric power generated at the Wethersfield Wind Farm into the New York power market as well as renewable energy credits to green energy marketers. The wind park has 84 General Electric 1.5MW wind turbines capable of producing 126MW of power. The wind farm’s substation steps-up the 34,500 voltage to 230KV for transmission while the switchyard connects the wind farm’s power to New York State Gas & Electric’s 230KV utility grid via a ring bus configuration.
On the Wethersfield project O’Connell contracted with Noble for $6.5 million of electrical construction and testing work. We demonstrated our strength in several areas key to successful wind park operation: power grid Point of Interconnect (POI), switchyard construction, overhead transmission line construction, and total system testing and commissioning.
Construction services included a 230KV POI ring bus switchyard and the six miles of overhead 230KV transmission line. O’Connell’s Technical Services Division conducted end-to-end testing from the collection substation to the switchyard along with functional testing and commissioning of the switchyard.