Coordination with Utility Companies on power shutdowns

Facility name: Menorah Medical Center

Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0972300007
Lesson Learned number: 47
Impact: Schedule

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Based on early discussions with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L owner/operator of charging stations), the team was advised there would not be an extensive shutdown required for the relocation of the existing charging stations.  The week prior to relocation, KCP&L surprised everyone that a 1-2 day shutdown would be required.   Lesson learned was to anticipate a minimum of a one day shutdown when relocating existing EV charging stations.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Ensure better communication between KCP&L, owner and GC to understand impact to EV service.  The right people should be engaged sooner to ensure that everyone understands the scope.

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