Capital led a team of consultants in a comprehensive two-part Master Plan and best value design-build procurement delivery for the State of California’s District Energy Plant in downtown Sacramento. Part I involved the comprehensive master planning of the plant for replacement-upgrade of plant equipment and systems overall. Part II included prime consultant services for preparation of the performance criteria, design-build delivery oversight master engineering and our role as the State’s Commissioning Authority for the project. The total plant capacity is 19,000 tons of cooling with a 52,000 ton/h TES tank, and 160,000 lbs/h high pressure steam plant.
The plant was commissioned in two phases, Phase 1 the new plant adjacent the old plant as the older plant was taken off line and later Phase 2 commissioning of use of the new TES was erected in its place.
Commissioned systems include HVAC steam turbine generator, building pumps and meters, photovoltaic solar system, a/c units, central plant systems, cooling towers, refrigerant leak test and balance, sound vibration control systems and underfloor distribution system, domestic water heating, domestic water booster and irrigation systems; daylighting and photocells, lighting controls for occupancy sensors, emergency power systems, fire alarm systems, power distribution units, and security systems.