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Electric Line Contracting Companies Ready for Storm Response – New England

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 20, 2013

There is a rain or ice storm headed our way this weekend, depending on where you are in New England. With lots of snow already on the trees and adding wet rain or heavy ice could mean downed trees and slippery roads. Both could mean power outages.

In preparation of winter storms utility companies around New England line up utility contracting companies and tree companies just to be safe. In the case of a power outage, electric line construction companies can hit the road performing utility line repairs and maintenance in order to get electric company customers power again.

Electric line contractors bring equipment, people and supplies to the areas that it is believed they will be most needed.

A few times each winter severe storms leave New Englanders without power. Utility companies use electrical contracting companies and tree contract workers to assist in restoring power as needed.

Over the recent years, ECC provides assistance to major public utilities throughout the Northeast restoring power during major power outages resulting from storms. For more information contact ElecComm.

Power Line Construction for Solar Farms Being Connected to Electricity Grids - MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 30, 2013

There are currently at least 11 solar arrays operating atop landfills in Massachusetts, with at least two dozen more in development, according to the state Department of Energy Resources.

Solar farms are connected to the electricity grid. Power generated is transferred from the solar panels into the National Grid system and the utility will sell the electricity back to municipalities at a below-market rate. The solar farm newly built in Methuen will be saving the city as much as $80,000 a year.

Solar farms built atop the former municipal dumps across Massachusetts are now tapped into the electrical grid and expected to defray city utility bills. However, power lines construction is needed to disperse and transport the electricity.

In Methuen, the solar panels installed at the Huntington Avenue landfill each produce about as much energy as a bicyclist. But collectively, the photovoltaic array can power roughly 250 homes when operating at peak capacity.

Massachusetts has taken aggressive action in recent years to tap into renewable energy. More and more electric line construction and transmission infrastructure needs to be built efficiently and economically.

Solar installations across the state now have the capability to generate 298 megawatts of power. Initially, Gov. Deval Patrick sought to reach 250 megawatts by 2017. But that level was surpassed this spring and the governor has since established a new benchmark of 1,600 megawatts by 2020.

For more information on power line construction in Massachusetts, contact ElecComm.

Excerpts - Eagle Tribune

ElecComm Installs and Removes a Wide Variety of Power and Telecom Cables

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whether you need to move power or data, ElecComm is New England's first choice for electricity line construction and communications line construction. We pride ourselves in being your business' sole source for planning and installing high voltage power solutions as well as telecommunication network data solutions that range from serving a single business all the way up to serving the needs of entire municipalities.  

We install cables in a wide range of sizes (to include 1000Kcml, 700, 500, 300, 250, 1/0, and 2str) and for a wide range of purposes that include: 

  • 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

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our Underground High/Low Voltage Cable Installation Removal and Splicing services

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