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Quick Power Line Repairs and Maintenance is Imperative During the Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 01, 2018
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As the holidays draw near, many commercial establishments start to extend their store hours to serve more shoppers. However, winter is known for inclement weather which can cause power outages that affect many shopping malls and retail stores. Quick power line repairs are necessary to restore power as fast as possible.

Moreover, large crowds head to shopping malls and retail outlets, gas stations and banks during the huge holiday sales events and Black Friday Sales. This season, and the after holiday sales, are important times of year for most retail businesses as well as for the food businesses in the area. These business owners cannot afford power outages during this critical time of the year, not only because it will disrupt their operations but also for shopper safety. Mall lighting, POS systems, and HVAC systems require electricity so there is no time for a power outage.

Although weather is beyond our control, it is imperative to secure power contingency planning through regular power line repair and maintenance. Maintenance of overhead power lines is imperative so they can withstand harsh weather and minimize power failures. If you think your power line infrastructure is old and requires reinforcement, contact ElecComm.

Reasons Behind Power Outages During Cold Weather

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

The cold weather months are the most challenging times for power line support. Cases of loss of electricity increase during the winter since electric systems and older infrastructure are susceptible to extreme cold. Overtime, electric systems lose their capability to function well in extreme cold, especially since they are constantly overworked.

Moreover, energy consumption tend to increase during cold weather with round-the-clock use of heating systems by consumers. Thus, accurate load forecasting is critical to gauge the precise amount of energy needed to generate the higher demand during this time. Inaccurate weather forecasts can tend to cause large areas to experience power outages or rotating blackouts to cope with massive overloads.

Malfunction of the power system can be minimized by ensuring proper insulation of power plants to keep the reinforcement system running. Furthermore, adaptation of the new approach to short-term load forecasting contributes a lot in the distribution level. Lastly, it is highly recommended to replace old infrastructure before it begins to malfunction and cause more serious damage.

For more information about power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Power Line Repairs and Maintenance During Winter Storms - Boston

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 03, 2014

During winter storms, like the Nor'easter pummeling the east coast today, ElecComm provides assistance to all the major public utility companies in New England by restoring power during major power outages caused by storms. When high winds and heavy snow brings tree limbs down on power lines, keeping power companies scrambling to restore power and utilities they call ECC.

During winter storms, often 1000’s of electric utility customers can end up without power. In order to reduce that number as fast as possible and to restore power to residential and commercial customers, utility companies call power line construction contractors like ECC.

Today, the National Weather Service is expecting gusty winds through mid-morning along with snow and below freezing temperatures. Both accidents and snow could bring down power lines and ECC is ready for storm response.

Our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned event. Contact us for more information.

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