Erdman Anthony provided the design for the installation of six Level 2 EV chargers to support the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) phased replacement of its customs and border protection fleet with electric vehicles at Peace Bridge Plaza.
A site survey and a load study were conducted to confirm capacity of the existing electrical infrastructure, which is adjacent to a bridge spanning the Niagara River and connecting Buffalo, New York, to Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. The design consisted of a new 150-kVA transformer and a new 400A 208/120V panelboard fed from the existing building electrical system to provide branch circuiting to the EV chargers.
The installation of the EV chargers is a crucial step towards GSA’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint of its customs and border protection fleet by promoting the use of electric vehicles. In addition, by providing convenient and accessible charging infrastructure, GSA is also making it easier for EV fleet drivers to access charging facilities — thereby supporting the federal government’s sustainability plan.