GEi has designed emergency and standby power systems ranging from single engine solutions for light commercial occupancies to multi-engine paralleling systems providing over 5 megawatts of emergency power to a community hospital. Our experience includes both new installations and evaluation, expansion, modification, and replacement of existing emergency power systems. Emergency power projects always begin with an engineering study to evaluate building loads and determine the generating capacity and level of redundancy required. GEi then designs the distribution system architecture, specifies generating and distribution equipment, and if necessary develops a load-shed sequence for the new plant, assigning priority levels to all transfer switches based on the loads served and the available kW from the generation facility. GEi can also assist healthcare facilities to comply with current emergency power system testing requirements by analyzing existing building loads and testing procedures and recommending modifications ranging from simple procedure revisions to permanent load bank installations.