Stanford Hospital/Mall Area Electric System

Rebuild and Reconfigure Electric System in Stanford Hospital/Mall Area

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department (CPAU) has several projects that will redesign and rebuild the underground electric system in various areas around Stanford Hospital and Stanford Mall


New electrical load as a result of changes at Lucille Packard Hospital, Stanford Hospital, and Stanford Mall, and other properties along Quarry and Welch Road’s is necessitating improvements be made to the electric distribution system to add operating flexibility during emergencies. In addition much of the electric equipment in this area is approaching the end of its design life and is in need of replacement before it starts to experience failures. This work is necessary to help ensure electric service reliability and is for the benefit of all customers in the area.


The project involves the redesign of the underground electric system to current design practices; replacement, where necessary, of cables, and equipment which will allow for easier transfer of customers from one circuit to another, and increase the amount of load a circuit can serve.

The work will be in areas along Quarry Road, Welch Road, and Sand Hill Road. At times it may be necessary to block portions of the street to facilitate the installation or replacement of the electrical equipment. Impacted customers will be given advance notification of scheduled power outages when new equipment must be connected to the electrical system.

Our goal is to continue to provide dependable electric service to our customers. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and patience during the construction period, and are looking forward to the reliability improvement this project will provide.


Construction Contractor: To be determined (TBD)
Project Engineer (City): Ramandeep Kaur (650) 566-4577
Field Inspector: Pedro Ruano (650) 444-5054
After Hours in an Emergency: CPA Communications, (650) 329-2413

Tentative Schedule:

CPAU is currently developing a construction schedule. 


Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, or after hours as necessary.