Project Spotlight: Rebuilding Red Hook Brooklyn

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy back in 2012 seems like a distant memory, however for communities like Red Hook, Brooklyn, the remnants are still present eight years later. In collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) under the Sandy Resiliency & Renewal Program, Arcadia Electrical Company is joining the Red Hook Houses Project in effort to rebuild NYCHA’s largest development home to approximately 6,000 residents. This ambitious project is expected to be completed Q4 of 2022 and will improve the community’s most vulnerable infrastructural points damaged by the massive flooding.

The goal of the Red Hook Houses Project is to improve its sustainability by installing fourteen “utility pods” to better distribute heat and electricity. The project includes replacing the underground electrical wiring system, replacing electrical conduits damaged by water, installing backup power generators, constructing new annexes above FEMA flood level to house new current transformer cabinet (including automatic transfer switch and new low voltage distribution room and transformer) and much more. We are proud to be lighting the way to a better future to building New York’s resiliency from future superstorms like Hurricane Sandy.