Just 36 hours from installation to switch-on - New York energy supplier Con Edison's first mobile emergency transformer went online in record time. PFISTERER was involved from the outset in planning this new type of transformer, and supplied the dry pluggable CONNEX connection technology that forms a key element of the integrated solution.
The risk of blackouts due to faulty power transformers is increasing worldwide, triggered not only by the advancing age of many units, but also due to extreme natural phenomena such as storms, floods and lightning. For this reason, Con Edison wanted a forward-looking capability to react quickly in a real emergency - a power failure would hit many of New York's nine million inhabitants. The long-established energy company has been supplying the city with electricity for over 180 years.