New Generator

New Generator

Project Manager

City Engineering / Bill Millis, P.E.

SUA Project No. 16WG08

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What We're Doing

The City of Stillwater and the Stillwater Utilities Authority will be acquiring a new generator for the Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This generator will power the WTP during periods of electrical outages.

Anticipated Milestones

  • Anticipated Date (Design): Design completed June 2019
  • Anticipated Date (Construction): April 2020
  • Anticipated Date (Completion): February 2021
    • Crossland Heavy Contractors has been delayed by approximately one month due to Covid-19 related supplier delays.

Benefits of the Project

A new generator will provide back-up power during an electrical outage and will increase the reliability of the WTP.

Budget & Funding

  • Year Funded: FY2019
  • Funding Source: 1) Water Fund and 2) The City was awarded a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) through FEMA, which will reimburse up to 75% of project design and construction costs.
  • Project Budget: $3.6M
  • Expenditures to date: $2.2M

Project Management


February 7, 2017: Black and Veatch hired to provide conceptual design services.

November 8, 2018: The OEM/FEMA grant application was submitted.

December 11, 2018: Conducted the 65% Design Workshop with the Project Team.

January 16, 2019: The Project Team responded to two Requests for Information from OEM/FEMA to support the grant application.

June 17, 2019: OEM/FEMA has awarded a grant to the City of Stillwater to fund 75%, with an upper limit of about $3.3 Million, of the Generator Project. Project design is complete and regulatory permitting is underway. 

September 15, 2019: The project was advertised for contractor bids. The bid opening will occur on October 30, 2019.

November 18, 2019: SUA awarded construction contract to Crossland Heavy Contractors.

January 22, 2020: Pre construction meeting has been held and mobilization is expected to begin April 2020.

April 23, 2020: The Contractor mobilized on March 16 to initiate construction activities. The submittal process is ongoing. Demolition has occurred and electrical conduit installation is in progress. 

June 26, 2020: Sitework, foundations and electrical duct bank is work progressing. 

July 29, 2020: Foundation for the generator is complete and sitework is progressing. 

September 17, 2020: Sitework, equipment foundations and duct bank installations are complete. Yard lights have also been installed and are now operational. 

January 13, 2021: The generator, switchgear, and transformers have been set in place. Tie-ins and testing are underway.

Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

  • 1.9.17  I  SUA-17-01  I  Professional Services Agreement

  • 7.17.17  I  SUA-17-22  I  Amendment to Professional Services Agreement

  • 7.23.18  I  CC-18-90  I  Authorization to apply for an Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) grant

  • 9.10.18  I  SUA-18-34  I  Request for Additional Expenditures and to Execute Contract Amendments to the Professional Services Agreement

  • 10.15.18  I  CC-18-118 I  Authorization to apply for an Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) grant

  • 06.03.19  I  SUA-19-23 I  Acceptance of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management OEM grant

  • 06.03.19  I  CC-19-79 I  Acceptance of OEM grant for mobile BPS Generator

  • 06.24.19  I  CC-19-91 I  Acceptance of OEM grant for stationary WTP Generator

  • 11.18.19  I  SUA-19-39 I  Bid Recommendation to award construction contract


Generators being placed on the pads

View of the foundations for the generator looking west

Concrete vaults being lowered into the ground

Electrical conduit installed through the vaults

Foundation being poured for the Generator

generator schematic drawing