Electricians at the VLA

The electricians are responsible for maintaining power to the antennas and all of the buildings on the site. They are called in any time a building is remodeled and when new construction projects are begun. They also maintain the site's two diesel-powered generators. During "lightning season" the generators get a good work out, providing a consistent power source to the array when local power outages are common.

Electricians Ed and Jaime install lighting controls for the new 160' holography tower for the ALMA project.
Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:36 MDT