PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

ROLE: Architecture & Interior Design
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric
DESIGN BUILDER: Turner Construction Co.
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Gold NC -Substation Building
LEED Silver ID+C – Existing Main Building
AWARD: ENR 2020 Regional Best Project for Green Category (North)

PG&E Livermore recently opened its new Electric Safety Training Center, the first de-energized substation training site in the U.S. Here, the focus is on safety training for electric substation operations and maintenance. The new training site, designed by RIM Architects, will provide a safe environment to train, validate, and assess substation employees in realistic simulated field conditions, complete with full-size training poles and mini-residential buildings. The centralized location provides seamless training from classroom laboratory to outdoor facilities. The training center accommodates an estimated 4,400 annual student training days for 775 crew leads/sub foreman, electricians, substation inspectors, and utility workers.