Prime Power Personnel (12P) are Installers, Operators, and Maintainers of utility grade medium voltage power systems but, because of their vast electrical knowledge, their expertise is sought for so much more. 12P's operate power plants for large base camps for contingency operations, and for missile defense radar systems. 249th Engineer Battalion personnel support the National Response Framework during natural and manmade disasters to support USACE and FEMA with electrical load assessments of critical facilities for installation of emergency generators. 12P expertise have been requested to perform electrical safety inspection for Task Force Safety Actions for Fires and Electricity, and Task Force Protect Our Warfighters and Electrical Resources, and perform contract oversight of power plant service contracts. On occasions by request they support local Department of Public Works and Government facilities with electrical testing on electrical switchgear and transformers for routine maintenance.