Lakewood, CO

Federal General Services Administration

Dynalectric Colorado installed and replace new medium-voltage switches and cables at the Denver Federal Center—without disrupting daily operations.

Value Delivered

Dynalectric Company (Colorado) performed medium-voltage utility upgrades at the Denver Federal Center campus.

Our team completed the entire utility upgrade without disrupting normal operations at any of the site’s multiple buildings. By avoiding shutdowns, we eliminated the need for temporary generators, which saved the client money.

Client Objectives

The General Services Administration required a medium-voltage utility upgrade at the Denver Federal Center.


Dynalectric Colorado’s scope of work included:

  • Replacing almost six miles of medium-voltage cables throughout the campus
  • Installing 12 new medium-voltage switches
  • Performing all associated work

The Federal Center’s existing system fed most of the buildings on campus through an X-and-Y redundant loop. Eighteen of the buildings were only fed by one loop, and each section of cable replacement required a short electrical service disruption.

To minimize power outages, we shut down each section, replaced cabling, then terminated, tested, and re-energized them. Our plan, in conjunction with phased work, reduced disruptions to only short outages at single-feed buildings.

Client Background

The General Services Administration is an independent agency of the United States government that helps manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.