TEGG Helps Kendall-Jackson
Restore Power

Knights' Electric's TEGG Services used an 800KW
generator (foreground) and a 2000KW generator
to restore power at the Kendall-Jackson Skylane facility in Windsor


Knights’ Electric, Inc.’s TEGG Services responded recently to a call from Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates at their Skylane Blvd. facility in Windsor after a main power service failure knocked out power to the cooperate office and one of their barrel buildings.  The power failure took place overnight at approximately 3:30 a.m.  Knights’ Electric’s TEGG Services was dispatched to the site at 5:15 a.m.  Power was restored at noon to the cooperate office and the barrel room power was restored at 4:30 p.m.



Ben English spearheaded the emergency effort for Knights’ Electric’s TEGG Services working with Kendall-Jackson maintenance personnel to restore power.  Four generators were brought to the site. Two 400KW, one 800KW and a 2,000KW generator were used to get the power back.



Ben English lead
the work to restore power


After the power was restored the two 400KW generators were removed and the 2,000 KW and 800KW were used to maintain power until repairs to the main service could be completed.




The key to this emergency was a quick response by Knights’ Electric’s TEGG Services.  “I knew we had about 8 hours to get power to the two 300-horsepower ammonia refrigeration units that cool that huge barrel room”, said English, ‘It’s critical to keep the temperature between 40 and 50 degrees for the wine in the barrels.”

TEGG technicians hook up cables
to generators to restore power


Knights’ Electric’s TEGG Services had to disconnect the wiring from the main power, put in breakers and connect cables to the generators before starting up the generators to restore power.  Voltage levels had to be checked for starting and then running the motors that power equipment in the facility.


The generators were used for about two weeks while repairs to the main service were made from recommendations made by Knights’ Electric’s TEGG Services.


Kendall-Jackson facility's main power terminals
are being repaired by TEGG Services


Former OCLI Building
Converted to Offices

The former OCLI building on Giffen Ave.
will now house business tenants

A building that was originally designated for light industry is being converted to an office building at 2877 Giffen Ave. across the street from JDS Uniphase in the Santa Rosa Corporate Center Business Park.  The two-story, 166,000 square foot building was constructed in 2000.  Since then OCLI has relocated their campus the building has been vacant.  The parking lot has 474 spaces with room for an additional 84 spaces.


Knights’ Electric, Inc.’s industrial/commercial department has installed a new 12,400 volt primary service, which includes a new primary metering switchgear, located at the northwest corner of the 10-acre property.  Knights’ Electric also installed a six-foot by nine-foot in-ground vault near the switchgear, which houses the PG&E substructures.  This is the point at which Knights’ Electric intercepted the 12,400-volt PG&E line to provide the power to the primary metering switchgear.

Knights' Electric installed this 12,400-volt
service and switchgear


Knights’ Electric installed 300 feet of underground conduit and wire from the switchgear to the building and 600 feet of rigid conduit in the building to backfeed the an existing 12KV switchgear in the building.   Knights’ Electric also installed two new AT&T underground conduits for new phone service to the building..  All of the work that performed on this project was from Knights’ Electric’s design/build plan.


Knights’ Electric had originally worked on this building when it was being built for OCLI.  Now it is being prepared to attract business tenants.  Based on the various sized businesses that will move in and their structural needs there will be addition work on the project involving tenant improvements. 

Knights' Electric installed this vault were
the PG&E substructures and primary
power source are contained. Switchgear
and building are in the background.



Custom Tuscan Home in Mayacama

Knights' Electric is working with Total Concepts
on this custom home in Mayacama

Knights’ Electric, Inc.’s residential department is working with Total Concepts, Inc. on a 4,500 square foot, one story Tuscan-style custom home in the exclusive gated community of Mayacama in Santa Rosa.


The home is in the rough-in stage.  Knights’ Electric is pulling wire for the lighting as well as the Lutron Homeworks lighting control system and the distributed audio and video systems, which has a media server.  “The media server acts as a centralized TIVO giving  all televisions access to saved programs”, says Scott Cameron, Knights’ Electric’s Residential Project Manager.  The home has eight televisions in the plans including a swivel mount TV in the master bathroom for bath tub viewing.


The home’s exterior features Tuscan-style stucco, stonework and tile roof.  The interior features an open beam ceiling in the great room, which has a excellent view of the Mayacama Golf Course situated below the elevated home.  Knights’ Electric is installing about 90 recessed lighting fixtures and surface mounted bullet lights,BK Nite Stars lighting fixtures, for the open beams in the great room.

Four inch low-voltage recessed lighting fixture.
Knights' Electric will install about 90 recessed lights.

With no conventional ceiling to run wire behind, the open beam ceiling pose a challenge.  “We do a lot of pre-planning for the wire routes in the great room because the exposed tongue-and-groove ceiling and the open beams are the finished product”, says Cameron.   

Knights' Electric's Ted Kauffeld
taking a measurement


Knights’ Electric has a team of electricians on site during the rough-in stage of the job, as they work to complete the rough wiring..  Depending on the schedule and the other trades Knights’ Electric may not return for quite some time to begin the trim stage of the project.

Knights' Electric installed this 400-amp
service in the pool equipment room