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Underground High Voltage Cable System: A Dependable Solution

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Everything around us uses electricity. From personal use of power to the heating, cooling and lighting our homes to everything we do in our daily lives we depend on electricity. It operates the countless physical and information chain sources that lead to all the services maintaining public safety and ensure national security. Hardly we realized what if there are some faults and outages that will hinder the functioning of the power distribution?

Underground high voltage lines are ElecComm’s core business focus. We specialize in the installation, removal, and maintenance underground high and low voltage cables. Underground power applications are used where it is impossible and dangerous to use the overhead lines. We commonly install underground power lines in heavily populated areas, in factories, and even while supplying power from the overhead posts to the individual end-user. The space is the top consideration to install the underground networks. It can be impossible to channel through the rocks, or rivers and other waterbeds.

Many do not understand that underground power lines are the more economical solution in the long run. When installed in areas with high population, they do not require any right-of-way take-over. Overhead lines, however, often require right way permits in order to support facilities like towers, poles and etc. It is a big task to remove barriers for electrical clearances in the line path. It is the reason why delays and interruptions are encountered in the process.

Another great impact of underground high voltage lines is preserving the natural beauty and land value of the environment. Since the lines are underground, it does not affect or change the look of the community, scenic areas and historical sites normally preserved. It has an enormous impact in conserving the surroundings.

Moreover, underground high voltage lines installed underground has very minimal effect on climate conditions. The underground line system being reliable and dependable can handle even in times of extreme conditions such as flood, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Underground lines may not be prone to damages caused by strong winds, falling trees, and other calamities. Whatever adversities may happen, underground transmission is a dependable solution.

Corrective and preventive maintenance of underground cables is vital. In order to ensure the reliability and safety of power distribution system, continuous maintenance must be carried out annually. Frequency of cable faults and damages can be avoided and minimized. It is a normal thing to encounter faults and outages but repairs can be challenging. Recently with modern fault locating technologies, the process of locating the underground cable faults is now efficiently handled.

For more information regarding underground high voltage cable installation and maintenance services, contact Eleccomm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 07, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Increasing municipalities are implementing underground high voltage cables because they are ultimately more practical and cost effective when compared to overhead power lines. The predominance of underground high voltage lines’ value corresponds to dramatically reduced maintenance costs. Given the innovative techniques in detecting and repairing faulty underground high voltage cable networks (UHVC networks), repair and maintenance can be accomplished efficiently by experts which means less downtime is only needed for any of these services to be done.

Our underground power line solutions never stop improving over time. Major utility companies, communication service providers, and others find it more practical to run high voltage cables underground due to the improved safety of the assets vs overhead line installation. The professionals at ElecCom excel at underground high voltage cable installation across all of Boston, MA. We serve the smallest of Boston companies to the largest to include NSTAR Electric, Western Mass Electric, National Grid, and many others.

To find out more about cost-effective, safe, and reasonable solutions to underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Cable Installation Presents A More Secure Power Infrastructure at A Reasonable Cost

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 06, 2018
ElecComm underground fiber optic installation in Plymouth, MA

Although underground high voltage cable installation is more costly to install than traditional overhead installation, many business owners are considering this type of infrastructure. This is primarily because the cost of the total expenditure is offset by the multitude of conveniences that it extends to both the commercial and industrial sector.

Many types of industry rely on stable electric power for daily operations. They can't afford extended power outages that will hugely affect their daily business activity. Worse, outages can result in financial setbacks and catastrophic equipment or product damage. This is the problem with overhead power line set-up. Since overhead lines are exposed to harsh weather and other environmental threats, they are easily damaged and can cause recurrent power outages.

On the other hand underground power lines are secure below ground where environmental hazards are non-existent. Plus, the advanced protection system creates a notable reduction in power glitches with style of electric infrastructure.

If businesses study and weigh closely the expenses for this upgrade and maintenance of underground cable networks versus the maintenance costs of overhead power lines, they will see how cost-effective the undergrounding is. With the better protection and significantly less maintenance and repair to underground cables, this is enough to override the initial costs of set up and construction.

To find out more about the advantages of Underground High Cable Installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Systems Offer Safer Infrastructures

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 23, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

The colder months are fast approaching. The winter months can be challenging for businesses because the weather conditions are often challenging in the Boston area. If your business is planning of upgrading infrastructure before winter consider underground high voltage cable networks for the advantages it offers, especially in winter.

Snow storms can often be devastating in Massachusetts. Theses storms cause power outages that cause inconveniences and total shut down for many businesses. Overhead power lines are susceptible to storm damage from strong winds, snow and icy conditions that take down poles and trees that can collapse and rip wires. With underground power lines this is eliminated because the lines are more secure and are not exposed to environmental hazards.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA applies protection system to further secure the cables. Pad-mounted gear assemblies are enforced house and protect distribution switches, fuses, and other critical gears from environmental contaminants below the surface. They also follow power industry standards to ensure that these cables are secured from physical damage and electric faults.

Contact ElecComm to find out more about underground high voltage cable system.

Benefits of Underground High Voltage Installation in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

The importance of underground high voltage cable networks or UHVC networks is mostly appreciated during the winter months. It is during these months that the benefits of undergrounding power lines are fully highlighted.

The weather conditions often can cause a variety of inconveniences brought forth by unexpected power outages due to downed overhead power lines. Overhead power lines are more susceptible to the damaging elements of the weather. Strong winds, heavy snow, and ice storms can affect the power lines hung from poles. But if underground power lines are used, these problems are prevented.

In the northeast, electricity is even more vital in winter. It powers heating appliances that keep indoor spaces comfortable and powers lights for the shorter days. But with exposed overhead power lines, these luxuries we take advantage of are lost during winter storms that cause power outages. That is why, to achieve business continuity, underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is becoming more popular. Undergrounding cables ensures that they stay safe and intact.

For more details about underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Decrease Power Interruptions in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 26, 2017
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

The weather conditions in the winter can bring with it numerous inconveniences, one being power outages. Because overhead power lines hang and are exposed they are prone to damage caused by heavy snow fall and strong wind. With underground high voltage cable networks or UHVC networks, downed power lines are prevented.

Winter weather actually does not affect underground power lines. In winter, the cost of restoring the power lines goes up because it can take longer as a result of the weather. This is another reason why it is beneficial to bury power lines. Underground installation helps significantly reduce the chances of unexpected power interruptions during the winter.

Another reason that underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is preferred is that energy discharge is also dramatically reduced. The degree of energy discharged is affected by weather conditions. Fortunately, this can be prevented by installing power lines underground, mainly because they are housed in layers of insulation preventing any dangerous residual power discharge.

For more details about underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks Means Fewer Outages during Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Winter is right around the corner. While winter can bring a lot of exciting events and activities, the weather conditions can also cause quite a few inconveniences, one of which is power outages. Power outages in the winter can pose serious threats because of the frigid temperatures. But, there is a way to minimize these outages, with underground high voltage cable networks instead of overhead power lines.

Installing underground power lines reduces the chance of power outages during heavy snowfall and winter wind and ice storms. Mainly, because they are buried underground which means they are not exposed to the weather conditions like overhead power lines. During winter, power outages are most often caused by extreme weather, and restoring power can also take longer as a result.

Secondly, winter power outages are prevented by choosing underground high voltage cable installation because they can't be caused by damaged poles. Fallen, damaged, or broken poles can be caused by weather directly or by auto accidents caused by the slippery winter driving conditions. When lines are buried, poles are no longer required.

Underground cable and power line installation in cities where winter weather conditions present challenges are cost effective over time because of the reduced repair and maintenance costs associated with winter weather. To find out more, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Makes Power Lines Hurricane-Proof

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Hurricanes, tropical storms and Nor' Easters can cause quite a bit of damage to communities. Among the damage there are always downed power lines which cause widespread outages. Power line restoration services usually begin immediately, however, depending on the expanse of damage, repairs can often take a lot of time and resources. Hurricanes and strong winds occur fairly often in fall and winter in Massachusetts which can translate into huge expenses. This is why communities and businesses should consider underground high voltage cable networks for long term cost-effectiveness and decreased power interruptions.

At first glance, businesses may get discouraged in regards to underground power lines because of the initial costs. However, they fail to realize that underground power lines have many advantages that can justify the initial expense. They are, in fact, more cost-efficient in the long run. Underground lines are less susceptible to weather and wind damage, which means damage is decreased. This leads to far lower overall repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, the cost and danger of pruning tree limbs are eliminated as well. As a result, repair and maintenance costs can be removed as a budget line-item for businesses, municipalities and electric companies.

Companies should also consider underground high voltage cable installation because they are so much better insulated than overhead. Underground power lines are covered with layers of insulation that prevent heat dissipation and lower transmission loss. By choosing underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA, transmission is safer and more efficient, also reducing end costs.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

The Pro's of Underground Power Lines

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

There have been many discussions in many communities regarding underground power lines versus overhead power lines. While above-ground may seem advantageous, the benefits of underground power lines far outweigh those of overhead. Understanding those benefits is something everyone should be aware of in considering their options.

Underground power lines are best suited for metro and urban areas. These areas are usually very congested making overhead power line installation very difficult. Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA makes the area look cleaner and more organized, improving the overall aesthetics.

Underground power lines are also generally safer. Because they are underground, there is no danger from downed lines. They are also less susceptible to the damages brought on by natural disasters, accidents and extreme weather conditions.

Lastly, underground lines cost less to maintain and repair because less damage is incurred.

While opting to underground power line installation can be more costly than the usual overhead, the benefits are generally accepted to be more cost-efficient in the long run.

To find out more about underground power lines installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks: The Beauty is that they are Hidden Below-Ground

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 17, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Today more and more underground high voltage cable or UHVC networks are replacing overhead cable networks mainly because of the varied benefits that come with installing cables underground rather than hanging overhead.

There are many different reasons why underground power lines are more preferred in communities over their overhead counterparts. But, there seems to be one significant benefit that stands out – the reduced exposure of these UHVC networks to the damage caused by extreme weather conditions. With the underground set-up, power lines are protected against harsh elements like snow, wind and damage to poles. Because the cable networks are not exposed, power outage caused by weather are essentially eliminated. This also leads to lower costs on maintenance and repair.

In addition to protection against the elements, underground high voltage cable installation in MA preserve the integrity of areas of historical and environmental value. This is good news for residents and investors in these areas because there are no unsightly towers, wires or poles to reduce the property value of high-end and historical communities.

To find out more about the benefits and advantages of underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.

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