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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Power Quality Improvements - 25 kV Feed to the DRI Reno Campus
2. Project Description (One Sentence): DRI, together with NV Energy, proposes to serve the DRI facility with a second 25kV source and transfer switch that will reduce DRI's risk of extended power outages.
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): DRI
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Peter Ross
8. Contact phone: 775-673-7388
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 3
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) Whole DRI Campus
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: DRI, together with NV Energy (NVE), proposes to add a second 25kV source to serve the DRI Reno Campus. This configuration will provide two redundant sources of power from the NV Energy Valley Road substation. A 25kV Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) will be installed At the DRI facility to switch the two sources (249 & 262 lines) that are proposed to feed the ATS. The proposed system will improve reliability by automatically transferring to the secondary source (249 line) upon loss of the 262 line (normal feed). The project also proposes to install a manual By-Pass provision that will allow NVE/DRI to de-energize and maintain the ATS with minimal power interruption to the DRI Campus.
2. Project Justification: Due to frequent harsh weather & the distance to campus from the NV Energy sub-station, DRI historically has suffered frequent power outages. Despite robust on-site back-up generator capability, these outages take a severe toll on DRI's ability to conduct scientific experiments and maintain operation of high performance computers. This project will reduce the occurrence of outages by providing automatic switching to a redundant power source.
3. Project Background Information: from October 2011 to June 2013 DRI suffered ten power outages that latest (cumulatively) over twelve hours! Although DRI has installed robust infrastructure to mitigate these outages (back-up generators and uninterruptible power systems); these outages still cause damage to DRI's work-flow and reputation by loss of data and scientific samples and materials. NV Energy recognizes their responsibility and has increased their efforts to improve reliability by investing in improvements to the power transmission infrastructure between the sub-station and DRI. This project goes beyond improvements already made by NV Energy, and also requires that NV Energy make a significant additional investment - however tariff rules dictate that DRI shares in the project cost by paying for the equipment needed on our premise.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
b. Year existing equipment was installed:
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): DRI will continue to be at risk for damage caused by interruption in electric service.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): DRI has significant infrastructure in place to protect Faculty & Staff from hazardous materials and processes (e.g. chemical fume hoods). reliable electric power is required for these systems to function properly. This project will help to reduce the frequency & duration of electric service disruptions.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 12-30-2015
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? This project must be completed as soon as possible to reduce power interruptions.
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased):
2. Off-site construction:
3. On-site Development:
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment:
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 300000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 300000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces?
3. Are utilities available to site?
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities?
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)?
6. Is the site in a flood plain?
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone?
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks?
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions?
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment?
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required?
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid?
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded?
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities?
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement?
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe):
Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs?
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
6. Approximate number of visitors per day:
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment?
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: