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Electric Line Construction Storm Response - Boston

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 15, 2013

As winter approaches, utility companies and electric line construction companies are readying electric lines for storms and winter weather. This entails trimming trees and performing repairs and maintenance to overhead lines.  When winter ice, wind, and snow storms strike electric companies as well as cities and towns are often stretched thin doing electric line repair work in the aftermath of these storms.

ElecComm is an independent electric line construction contractor with an innovative, 24/7 a storm response team that is always available to go to work for towns, private companies, utility companies, ISPs, and universities around Boston.

When winter weather affects fiber optic networks, overhead and underground electronic transmission, distribution and telecommunication systems, ElecComm is the electric line contracting company of choice in Boston and New England.

When municipalities, developers and electric companies need to install, remove and maintain underground and overhead electric lines, fiber networks and communication distribution systems, or for storm response, contact ElecComm.

Utility Contracting Companies for Electric Line Construction and Maintenance – Boston, Hartford

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 07, 2013

Full-service utility contracting companies offers turnkey services for electric transmission, distribution and telecommunications, including engineering, procurement and construction as well as working with transformers and sub-stations. ElecComm provides project management, design, engineering and end to end management expertise for all electric line construction projects.

ElecComm thrives on the completing any power line construction project in the most rugged terrains during the worst weather, in any temperature. In fact, the worst weather in New England facilitates even more business in electric line construction and maintenance. During winter storms ElecComm is the company that utility companies across New England call in order to restore power faster.

Electric line construction project also have a significant number of environmental constraints. In addition to the engineering and project management, utility contracting companies need to be constantly aware of the migration patterns of wildlife including birds and fish. Also, they need to be minimally invasive when cutting and clearing for the right-of-way.

A lot of the work that is done is designed to expand and upgrade the power grid system in New England. In fact, utility companies are planning and scheduling projects of this sort over the next few years as residential and commercial construction continues to increase throughout New England.

Projects include upgrading transmission lines, wind farm projects which can include the construction of wind turbines, a new substation and interconnection to the power grid, and maintenance and repair projects. For more information contact ElecComm.

Electric Line Construction in for New Developments Across MA and New England

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 01, 2013

As new commercial and residential developments are built around Massachusetts and New England, the need for fiber optic networks, telecommunication networks, and electric line construction is in demand. To supply power to businesses and homes  lines need to be built and existing infrastructure needs upkeep.

Additionally, city development or building rehabilitation needs electric line construction companies to work with existing utility companies to expand electric and utility distribution. ElecComm, based in Massachusetts, works closely with utility companies across New England in power line construction and maintenance. ElecComm provides project management, design, engineering and end to end management expertise to all electric line construction projects.

Utility companies and communities across Massachusetts and New England are constructing or updating electric transmission linestelecommunication networks, and fiberoptic networks. Let ElecComm assist in the project development and management of these construction projects. Construction companies, utility companies, and  municipalities are all the types of clients who call us to make use of our services.

For electric utility transmission and distribution, contact us.

Electric Line Repair Power Infrastructure Repair Following Natural Disasters

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hurricane season is upon us. Summer storms can be fierce. The tornado in Oklahoma gave us something to think about when we think about power infrastructure repair. Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) has been frantically attempting to restore power to those tornado-damaged areas that are able to accept electric service.

More than 41,000 OG&E customers were without power. Presently there are now only 5000 customers without power, however several thousand of those are unable to accept power at this time.

Following natural disasters, ElecComm has employees, contractors and crews who can assist New England and New York utility companies to replace or repair electric lines and power infrastructure. ElecComm has been called upon regularly by area utility companies to help restore power to normal operating conditions after natural disasters.

For more information on electric line construction and repair and repair of power infrastructure, contact ElecComm.

Telecommunication and Utility Delivery Demand is Higher

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The convergence of telecommunication and utility delivery will continue to fuel growth around New England and the US.

Over the past decade, there has been a convergence of telecommunication delivery and utility delivery. There is a greater demand for high-speed data transmission for businesses and residences. Improvements in demand for transmission-line erection and cable-laying services will correspond with stronger growth in the US economy over the next five years.

ElecComm provides comprehensive design, construction, maintenance and repair services for electric power and telecommunication transmission infrastructure, including transmission lines, towers, cables and other utility structures.

For help in project management, design, electric line construction and delivery, contact ElecComm.

A "Thanksgiving Thank-You Note" For ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 21, 2012

After SuperStorm Sandy, ElecComm, an electric line construction company, was contacted by utility companies around New England and New York to help restore power. The following is a note we received from Unitil.

"I'd like to extend my appreciatino and thanks to ElecComm Corporation for playing an integral role in making possible our efficient, safe, speedy response to The SuperStorm Sandy. We were able to address the outages affecting over 69,000 customers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in under 48 hours. this was an outstanding feat for a weather event of this magnitude.

Thanks to our collaboration with you and the other electrical contractors, Unitil set the pace for restroation in our region. On behalf of our grateful customers, we thank you for your hard work alongside our crews in response to this unprecedented event."

Again, Thank You,

Robert G. Schoenberger

ElecComm Crews Help Restore Power in NY

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 12, 2012

An electric line construction company from Wilmington, Mass., has been helping fix storm damage in New York City.

Crews from ElecComm worked Thursday to inspect the flooded, muck-filled utility tunnels that carry current to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.

Before they descended into the manholes, a worker from New York based Bancker Construction used a 3,400 gallon vacuum truck to suck up the sand that coated the underground cables.

Ed Sellman says the cleaning process helps ensure that crew members are not "working in mud like pigs." It also helps them see what they're doing.

Workers need to visually inspect as much of the underground electrical system as they can for damage before the cables are re-energized.

It's slow, painstaking work.

Wall Street Journal

Hurricane Sandy Leaves Many without Power

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

There are still more than 100,000 residents and businesses without power in Massachusetts, and in New York, the numbers are far worse. ElecComm is working around the clock with utility companies in New England and New York to help restore power. As we know, storms can happen anywhere at any time and very few have been left untouched by Hurricane Sandy.
Utility companies and electric line construction companies have been sending out storm response teams throughout New England to rebuild electric lines and to restore power to the hundreds of thousands of customers still without power.

Our team was dispatched at 3AM on Monday morning to respond to Unitil and were put to work on power restorations that afternoon. They are still working in New Hampshire to help restore power.

ElecComm provides assistance to major public utilities up and down the east coast restoring power during major power outages caused by storms. We have a fully crossed trained team and we are ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned power outage. Contact us for more information.

Keep Electricity Flowing With Fewer Service Interruptions

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 25, 2012

ElecComm Power’s electrical linemen and electricians have constructed thousands of miles of transmission lines and structures throughout New England. We specialize in constructing, refurbishing and maintaining power utility overhead lines in every terrain, in all weather for all types of commercial clients and utility companies.

All year round, our electric line construction techniques and line maintenance keep electricity flowing, with fewer system interruptions.

We safely build and maintain transmission configurations for single or multiple overhead power line project requirements of virtually every size. We also provide line distribution design, installation, voltage conversions, and maintenance of primary and secondary systems.

For more information, contact ElecComm Power.

Installation, Removal, and Maintenance of Electrical Lines

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 19, 2012

Power companies, cities and town around New England need electric line construction companies that focus on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. ElecComm or ECC is the company they call.

What have we been doing for electric companies like NSTAR, WMECO, CL&P and PSNH as well as municipalities?

  • Distribution circuits and DSS line Reconductoring for Capacity.
  • Reconductoring of DSS Lines for reliability.
  • New electric line construction projects.
  • Splicing Capabilities

ElecComm can install and remove all cables, including:

  • Copper or Aluminum Cable
  • URD Installations
  • Rod/Rope and brush ducts
  • Pump and Clean MH's
  • Fiber Optic and Cable Installation and Splicing
  • Inner Duct Installation
  • All Grounding
For more information, contact ECC.

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