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Blown Transformers Need to be Replaced

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Regardless of how it happens, it does happen. Transformers blow, power goes out and transformers need to be replaced, and often lines an poles do to.

Did you hear about these events?

“Electrical line hit and a transformer blows at Mt. Lebanon High School when an excavator hit a utility line, causing a transformer to blow.”

“Power at the Alpaugh Elementary School went out after a construction accident knocked an electrical line off a utility pole causing a major grid failure and power went out in the entire area.”
ElecComm can replace and  install transformers. In the instance where you have a blown transformer, ElecComm will mount the new transformer, connect the primary and secondary conductors and maintain the same loading/phasing arrangement that existed before.

ElecComm will coordinate the grounding of the transformer as well as testing the wiring and connections for continuity and grounds.
If you need a transformer replaced or installed, please contact ElecComm.

Poles, Lighting, and Netting for Indoor or Outdoor Sports Fields

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Now is the time to get your fall fields and recreational facilities set up and squared away. Whether indoor or outdoor, field houses, schools and municipal fields need sports lighting and netting for their facilities.

Team sports participation is increasing. To get more use out of your fields and to encourage evening field rentals from adult leagues, sports lighting is essential. ElecComm installs poles, lighting and sports netting for baseball or other recreational fields.

Field houses, town and schools who are adding sports field lighting to their facilities need an electrical construction team that can install poles, lighting and netting that can be used to light any type of arena, stadium, playing field, or sports center.
ElecComm is expert at every phase of the project, from design build to project management. For sports field lighting at high school and municipal fields, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Can Assist Electric Companies with Storm Response

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Attorney General Martha Coakley is seeking $4 million penalty from the Western Massachusetts Electric Company. She says the utility failed to adequately communicate with residents and municipal officials during the October 2011 snow storm.  She is recommending that the state Department of Public Utilities issue the $4 million penalty.

National Grid may be fined $16M for their lack of response during the October snowstorm and hurricane Irene.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in Connecticut said this week that CL&P should be financially penalized for leaving hundreds of thousands of residents across the state without power after the August and October storms.

The October 2011 snow storm left hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts and Connecticut residents without power for as long as 12 days.

ElecComm is there to assist major utility companies and any municipality all over new England with our specialized storm response team. Before the next storm hits, contact us.

Sports Field Lighting Installation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2012

With the increase in popularity of team sports, in particular, football with the increased participation in programs like Pop Warner, AYF and high school and private school football teams, town and schools are adding sports field lighting to their facilities.
You need an electrical contractor that specializes in heavy duty installations with the right staff and the right equipment for every project. ElecComm is expert at every phase of the project, from design build to project management.

Our electrical construction team can install athletic and sports field lighting that can be used to light any type of arena, stadium, playing field, or sports center. For sports field lighting at high school and municipal fields, contact ElecComm.

New Apartment Communities Need Electricity to be Tied into Grid

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2012

With the increase in the amount of individuals renting today, rental community construction is on the rise in cities and towns throughout New England. As contractors and construction companies scramble to build more apartment homes, the electricity for these large communities needs to be tied into the existing power grid.

Foundations for the transmission structures need to erected, and transmission line wiring also needs to be completed whenever new apartment complexes or condo communities are built. New utility lines and towers prevent the overload to existing electrical infrastructure and allow the new apartment and condo communities to have adequate power without overextending the grid.

Electric line construction companies work closely with public utility companies in the construction of lines, transformers and towers.

If you are a construction company charged with building a new apartment home, condo or townhouse community in New England, contact ElecComm for utility line construction.

Summer Storms Can Reap Havoc on Utility Lines

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer storms can happen anywhere at any time. Several Mid Atlantic East coast states have been dramatically affected by summer storms over the weekend preceding July 4th. Several states have downed utility lines which have left homeowners and businesses without power for several days.

Utility companies and electric line construction companies have been sending storm response teams out all over the east coast to rebuild electric lines and to restore power to the 500,000 customers still without power.

ElecComm provides assistance to major public utilities throughout New England restoring power during major power outages caused by storms. Our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned power outage. Contact us.

Custom Golf Course Netting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2012

It is golf season, and the rainy spring has many courses left with work to do.  Golf courses and driving ranges need golf course netting. For the protection of the course, the patrons and by standers, golf course netting needs to be safe and secure.

ElecComm provides installation of poles and netting for golf driving ranges and golf courses along with replacement netting and free estimates. All of our golf course netting is done with Redden Nets.

No golf course is cookie cutter, and your golf course safety netting should not be either. When you use ElecComm to install your golf course netting you can count on it to be designed and custom fitted to meet your needs.
For information on installation, contact ElecComm.

New Power Line Projects Benefit Towns and Cities

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Municipalities need to upgrade transmission lines and towers. Electric line infrastructure needs to be upgraded in order to efficiently and effectively transmit electricity from the grid to homes and businesses. New lines prevent overloads on other power lines.
Upgraded lines and towers are an important addition to the infrastructure of cities and towns, making them more enticing to new or expanding businesses.

Upon completion of a new power line project, the new lines will have significant benefits to electric customers in the surrounding region. New power line projects often include new substations, lines and towers that provide additional, direct improvements to the reliability of electric service for homes and businesses in that region.
For information on a quote for a new electrical line project, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm to Remove Existing and Install New Transformer - Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ElecComm can replace transformers and  install transformers. This particular transformer is 75kVA Liquid Filled Padmounted transformer for Phillips Academy. The primary voltage, configuration, and the basic lightning impulse insulation level (BIL) is 2400 volt, Delta, 60 kV BIL.

ElecComm will mount the transformer on existing concrete pad, connect the primary and secondary conductors to the transformer and maintain the same loading/phasing arrangement as existed

ElecComm will coordinate de-energizing and re-energizing of the transformer with the Academy. Grounding of the transformer will take place as well as testing wiring and connections for continuity and grounds.
If you need a transformer replaced and installed, please contact ElecComm.

Rhode Island Power Company Updates Electricity Delivery System

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Many power companies and the infrastructure that delivers electricity needs updating and upgrading. The Rhode Island Reliability Project is one of these projects. Nearly 750 power line poles have been installed thus far and National Grid is calling this the half-way point in the construction schedule of the Rhode Island Reliability Project. This project will strengthen the reliability of Rhode Island's power grid by increasing its capacity and allowing National Grid the flexibility to deliver electricity where it's needed when usage is at its highest.

The project includes the reconstruction of existing transmission lines and the addition of a new transmission line within an existing 21-mile corridor. More than 300 miles of power lines and nearly 750 new poles are being installed along with the installation of new equipment at substations in Rhode Island.

Transmission lines carry electricity from power plants to local distribution systems where the voltage levels are reduced in stages to provide electricity to homes and businesses. The new transmission line will enable more electricity to flow into the state as needed to meet customers' needs.

Your customers depend on your ability to deliver electricity to them every minute of every day. For electric line construction or when you need to improve the performance and reliability of the regional electric transmission system, contact ElecComm.

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