Mohegan Sun

Created by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut in 1996, Mohegan Sun is a legendary gaming and entertainment destination, renowned for exceptional service, hospitality and excitement. Mohegan Sun offers some of the region’s finest dining, entertainment, and retail shopping and the fabulous Kids Quest family entertainment facility. Featuring an extraordinary Mohegan-themed design unlike any other in the industry, Mohegan Sun is one of the most unique casinos in the world.

On September 25th, 2002 Mohegan Sun evolved even further -into one of the world’s most amazing destinations, providing the ultimate in accommodations, gaming, entertainment, dining and meeting convention services, from the 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement to thirty-two different dining options to over thirty fine shops and boutiques to major sporting events and performances by today’s top stars. The Casino of the Sky resides under the Sky Dome -the world’s largest, most spectacular planetarium dome, which bathes the casino in an ever-changing display of sparkling constellations

This project challenged the electricians with its stylized theme and largely open structure. The complex consists of 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space, the 40,000-square-foot Uncas Ballroom – the Northeast’s largest – divisible into 10 separate meeting rooms, more than 30 conference and breakout rooms, accommodating up to 5,300 people, more than 14,000 square feet of pre-function space adjacent to the grand ballroom, a 17,500-square-foot sun terrace for outdoor functions, a 10,000-seat arena featuring 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, two managed business centers, featuring individual work stations with Internet access, two group registration desks, offices and storage areas. There is on-site parking for over 4000 vehicles in 2 garages.

The whole complex is monitored by an extensive security/surveillance system that allows the staff to monitor every common space with more intensive coverage on the gaming floors. The facility is fed by two independent substations, Crow Hill and Fort Hill, each drawing 2 mw at 34.5 kv from MUTA. A separate utility plant serves not only the casino complex but also many of the Mohegan Tribe support buildings in the area. While the complex has been developed in three phases since 1996, once the doors opened for the first time they have never closed for construction. Customer access and non-interference were always a primary concern and the Phase 2 and 3 construction did not effect casino operations. The general contractor for the project was Perini Corporation of Framingham, Mass. The electrical installation was performed by a joint venture of McPhee Electric Ltd and Native Sons Ltd. The team of ACP Engineering, Plainville, CT and Native Sons performed the security installation.