Underground Electric Projects

ElecComm Jobs Updated through October 2017





Prior to 2012

National Grid Contractor of Choice (COC) Agreement Signed for the North East)

ElecComm was awarded the COC contract for the Northeast US and will have direct assigned work all over New England. There are currently multiple projects occurring at the same time all over the state of Massachusetts.

  • Brady Loop URD Cable Replacement – F62L2

    The cable in the URD is 1970 vintage XLP direct-buried cable. In the last three years, there have been 3 outages due to cable failures and numerous customer complaints. As part of the cable replacement program, this project will replace approximately 1,300 feet of 1/C-#2 AL, 15kV, direct buried URD cable. See civil drawing set and one-line for details.

  • Phillips Circle URD Cable Replacement – F57L1

    This project is to replace ~1,700’ of primary cable and to raise all of the subsurface transformers in the development

  • Indian Rock URD Cable Replacement – F19W2

    This URD has experienced six outages in the last three years. The existing URD is three phase direct buried and will be replaced with a single phase URD in conduit per current standard. Five sub-surface transformers to be replaced with pad mount transformers. Planning is currently evaluating what phase to place the load on and possibility of a loop scheme. Install approximately 6,350 circuit feet of 1-1/C #2 AL 15kV EPR URD cable supplying load from riser poles P.237 & P.235 on Walnut Street. Install approximately 1,940 length feet of 350MCM triplex secondary cable to replace all secondary feeds to existing handholes. Abandon in place existing DB secondary conductor.

  • Algonquin Ave URD Cable Replacement – F59L1 & 50L1

    This project provides for the replacement of direct buried primary URD cable supplying the Algonquin development per the accompanying scope diagram Titled: Algonquin URD Phase 2 URD Cable Replacement Scope. Project scope is to Install approx. 3,400 feet of 1-1/C #2 AL 15kV EPR URD cable and 3,600’ of 3-1/C #2 AL 15kV EPR URD cable supplying load from P.6987 Lovejoy Rd and P.6708 Dascomb Rd.

  • Winthrop 22 Substation - F22J1, F22J2, F22J3, F22J4, F22J5, F22J6 & F22J7

    As part of the Massachusetts cable replacement program National Grid is replacing all the feeders coming out of substation # 22. The project will be replacing 20,000 feet of underground mainline with 500 kcmil compact 15KV EPR cable, involving all 7 feeders from substation #22. Splicing will consist of approximately 30 manholes, associated riser poles and station breakers at # 22. All manholes will be brushed and mandrel prior to cable installation to proof ducts. Cut overs take place to abandon the old feeders and put the new feeders in service.

  • Andover 3 Substation - F2374

    The reconductor project for Andover 2374 out of substation # 3 on Railroad Street was to replace the old 4/0 CU cable in the OH and 350KCMIL in the UG portion of feeders 3J40, 3J42, 3J43 and 3J44. The underground portion consisted of 4 new riser getaways from newly set riser poles out to manhole 681 in substation yard. The newly installed 500KCMIL EPR will replace the old 350KCMIL paper and lead cables coming out of sub. New cables will be spliced per national grid standards in manholes and on riser poles.

  • Feeder 21J22 (Lynn, MA)

    Replace approximately 500' of existing cable with 3-4/0 SCU EPR 15kV from MH 35 Broad Street (located at the intersection of Broad Street and Union Street) to MH 5-21 Union Street (located at the intersection of Union Street and Washington Street)

  • Feeder 21J23 (Lynn, MA)

    Replace approximately 1750' of existing cable with 3-4/0 SCU EPR 15kV from MH 13-21 Union Street (located at the intersection of Union Street and Silsbee Street) to MH 26-21 Union Street (located at the intersection of Union Street and Shorey St)

  • Hilldreth Hills URD (Westford)

    Hilldreth Hills is a complete URD rebuild to install all new #2 15KV cable to eliminate the old direct buried cable. ElecComm crews installed 9600 feet of single phase #2 and 5600 feet of 3 phase #2 into all new PVC conduit system. The project included replacing 6 padmount transformers and 5 switching junction boxes and racking new riser poles. The URD was cut over to the new cable with scheduled outages and switching with National Grid.

  • Goddard Memorial Drive (Worcester)

    The Webster Street 6W2 feeder built in the 1970’s is all direct buried cable that faults and causes outages that involve the Worcester airport. ElecComm rebuilt the main line feeder with 12,100 feet of 3 phase 1000 AL EPR cable in approx. 26 manholes on Goddard Memorial Drive. Crews replaced and cut over 5 PME-9 switch gears to new cable and dressed new riser pole and splice new terminators. All 26 manholes had to be built prior to pulling cable with racks, arms and ground ring bus to support new system being installed.

  • Royal Crest Estates URD (No. Andover)

    Royal Crest is a partial URD rebuild in North Andover where multiple outages have accrued on the old direct buried cables. ElecComm replaced 6500 feet of #2 AL XLPE with new 3-1/C #2 SAL EPR cable through several transformers and pull boxes installed by civil contractor. Crews replaced 7 three phase padmounted transformers and cut over to new cable with scheduled outages to area residents. Crews performed over 30 URD splices to include in-lines, elbows and terminators.

  • Wynn Casino Project (Everett)

    Install 17000 feet of 500kcmil cable in Everett to re-conductor feeders and replace getaways to supply new feed for Wynn Casino. Perform cable ID and testing to cut and remove old 4K circuits and open up new duct space for new feeders. Also, performed many cut overs to new feeders and performed voltage conversions.

    • Circuits: 10C2 Re-conductor-WR#-20534910-13.8kV 500 compact cu EPR
    • Circuits: 10J4,10C1 & 10P3 Removals-WR#20534910-13kV
    • Circuits: 10C1/10J5 Load Swaps, Replace Getaways-WR#20535015
    • Circuits: 37W9 UG-Extend OH/install UG feed to Casino-WR#20535043-13kV
    • Circuits: 13kV rear access road service feeds-WR#20535151-13k

  • Meadowbrook Getaways (Chelmsford/Lowell)

    Install 2000 feet of 3-1/C 500 MCM CU EPR cable from Pole #54 Billerica Rd. through MH’s 485/484/483/482 and from MH 482 to Pole 7-2 Monmouth.

    Install 3000 feet of 3-1/C 1000 MCM CU EPR cable from: 1) Pole #76 Chelmsford St. to Pole 10 near canal ROW. 2) From pole 79 near canal ROW install cable to pole 19 near Industrial Ave off-ramp.

    • Installed new racks / arms and bus ring for each MH
    • Installed anodes in manholes
    • Spliced cables using Raychem Cold Shrinks kits
    • Bond, fireproof and fire tape/foam cables and ducts
    • Installed terminations on poles and station cubicles per National Grid standards

  • Crystal Lake Sub (Gardner)

    Install 14000 feet 1000kcmil cable for new feeder getaways from Crystal Lake Sub to existing riser poles and build out all new manholes per National Grid standards. Test ID, cut and remove exiting cables between Park Street substation and riser poles.

    • Circuits: 607W1-13.8kV
    • Circuits: 607W2-13.8kV
    • Circuits: 607W3-13.8kV
    • Circuits: 607W4-13.8kV

  • Cape Ann 2325 Cable Replacement UG Project

    This Project is to Install approximately 15 miles of 3-1000kcmil CU EPR 35kV cable. The cable will be predominantly installed in an existing manhole and duct system. The cable replacement will be done in a phase approach in order to meet the schedule of the MBTA. Phase I will be the West Gloucester #28 to Gloucester #24 section (March 2016). Phase II will be the East Beverly #51 to West Gloucester #28 section currently in progress.

  • Annisquam River Cable Removal (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
  • Lynn Re-Conductor 21J30

    The Lynn project was approximately 4000 feet of 3-4/0 EPR 15kv cable on Union St to Broad Way. This project consisted of 26 older manholes which created some very difficult working conditions for the workers. Each manhole was spliced and grounded per National Grid standards. The high voltage cables got racked, arc proofed and tagged with circuit ID’s.

  • Winter Hill URD North Andover

    This project was to replace the direct buried cable with-in the URD development. We installed over 6000 feet of #2 cable from pad to pad to create a loop feed from two riser poles. 3- 50kva pad mounted transformers were replaced and cut over during a couple hour outage to customers. Splicing of this development consisted of 2 terminators at the riser pole, 18 200 amp elbows, 10 sets of straight splices in new hand holes. After construction completed the development was completely cut over from the old feeder cable to the new with UG switching which involved installing elbows and creating an open point with-in the loop scheme.

  • Division Street Great Barrington, MA Feeder
    • Install 800 feet of 1000 EPR cable from new pole to substation
    • Splice 6 terminators and 3 straight 1000 EPR joints
    • Test and ID cable, remove old feeder from substation to riser pole

  • Prince Ave Lowell 3L1 project
    • Upgrade 3L1 Feeder to new customer property
    • Install UG primary 3-1/C 1000 EPR SCU from pole 34 to pole 2 for 267 feet
    • Install new pad mounted recloser switch on new customer manhole
    • Install new primary metering cabinet on new customer manhole
    • Splice 12 -600 amp deadbreak elbows, 3 terms at riser pole and ground all equipment.
    • Fireproof all cables, ducts and label per National grid standards

  • Paxton/Solterra - Install new 55K1 UG getaway behind Treasure Valley Station, Paxton

    Installed approximately 100 feet of 2-5” concrete-encased conduits with 3C-500kcmil CU 23kV EPR UG cable between the new 55K1 circuit recloser and a new riser pole to be located approximately 50 feet outside of the station fence

    Installed new UG line extension from ROW to Paxton/Spencer town line

    Installed approximately 1500 feet of 3-1/C 500Kcmil CU 25KV EPR from P.75 in the Transmission ROW to P.151-50 along North Spencer Rd .The UG cable will be installed in a 5" conduit with one spare. The span will be broken up with four 2-way manholes. National Grid Civil to install four 2-way manholes and approximately 1500' of 2-5" concrete encased conduit.


  • Norwood Muni Reconductor Feeder Project

    Circuits: 495/29-30 15kV and the 495/10-11 15kV. Installed 9 sections of 500 EPR cable and 4/0 neutral in existing manholes along Lenox and Willow street. Splice cables using Raychem Heat shrink splice kits-HVS-1523-W-TCC18CR and build manholes to Norwood Light standards. Perform circuit cutovers in 5 manholes to pick up on old feeder cables to create new feeders out of substation. Splice kits HVS-T-1583 OTCC218 used for paper and lead transition joints.

  • Liberty Utilities Mount Support Getaways

    Install approximately 2,000 feet of 3-1/C 1000Kcmil CU 13KV EPR cable though several manholes and build to Liberty standards.

    • Circuits: 16L3/16L5 Getaway from Mt Support Sub
    • Cable Size: 1000kcml CU 13KV
    • 2 Structures in Substation
    • 36-3M Cold Shrink splices
    • 12-3M Cold Shrink Terms
    • Voltage is 13KV
  • Eversource Electric (Connecticut)

    Eleccomm has many ongoing projects for Eversource in Connecticut. Currently we are working on reconductoring projects to replace old feeders and getaways in the underground system from the substations out to field. Also, working on network systems replacing secondary conductors and cutting over to new transformers and bus bars in the manholes. ECC is performing all the high voltage splicing such as elbows, termination and straight splices on all cable sizes.

  • Eversource Electric, Pleasant Street Roundabout Reconfigure Project (Amherst, Mass.)
    • Install approximately 2,300ft. 4/0 15kV EPR 3/C cables with associated, cold shrink splices, terminations, and pre-molded elbows with Fault indicators where specified.
    • Install approximately 750ft. of 750 15kV EPR 3/C cables with associated, cold shrink splices, terminations, and pre-molded elbows. Install 3 HVS 3583 heat shrink transitions.
    • Install and build all pad-mounted and module equipment using bushing as specified.
    • Install Bonding frame and 4/0 grounding wire in all manholes
    • Furnish and install all stanchions and racks as needed in new or existing manholes.
    • Rack and tag (label) all new cables pulled in all manholes per Eversource direction


  • Lincoln Village URD Project
    • This project focuses on replacing direct – buried #2 Al cable with new cable inside a 4” and 5” conduit
    • 4,000 feet 1000 SAL EPR 3-1/C
    • 2750 feet #2 SAL EPR 3-1/C
    • Replaced 20 Pad Mount Transformers
    • PME-9 Switchgear (3)
    • Pole Sets & Riser (2)
    • Remote Supervisory PME-9 Switchgear
    • Installed #2 A 3-1/C 8,000’
  • 59L2 59L4 Cable Replacement Raytheon, Tewksbury MA
    • Installed 49,197 ft. 15kv 1000 Kcmil Aluminum Cable, 15kv 500 Kcmil Copper Cable, 15kv #2 Copper cable, 600 Volt Aluminum
    • 3 PME-9 Switchgear
    • Pad Mount Transformer
  • Lynn UG 13kV Cable Removal Project – Doc400201558
    • Identify, Cut, and Removed 5 circuits from Lynn to Swampscott, Ma
    • Total of 33,240' of copper cable, various sizes and insulation types
  • Malden Reconductoring Project 2313-2314W UG – Doc 348200377
    • Reconductor 2313 from Malden 5 to W.Medford 17 with 19,512' of 3-4/0CU EPR 23kv cable, and Reconductor 2314W from Wellington 11 to W.Medford 17 with 8,088' of 3-4/0CU EPR 23kv cable.
    • Removed old 2313 & 2314 cable, various cable types and sizes 27,600'
    • In addition, the removal of the control cables 9S1 from W.Medford 17 to Medford 9 and the 5S8 and 5S1 from Malden 5 to Medford 9 totaling 35,688'.


  • RFP013-12 Cape Ann 2324 Cable Installation – Doc49952156
    • Install approximately 15 miles of 3-1000kcmil CU EPR 35KV rated insulated cable. The cable will be predominantly installed in an existing manhole and duct system. At the East Beverly substation two lines (51T1 and 51TL3) presently in the existing duct bank were relocated into the new duct bank in order to obtain necessary capacity 2324 line. A new getaway duct bank was also installed at the Manchester #23 substation for the 2324 line to enter and exit the substation.
  • RFP026-12 Summer St. Manchester UG
    • Rebuild the 3 phase, 2400V delta feeders along Summer St, Manchester by the Sea, by replacing the various sized cables of the 23H2, 23H3 and 28L2 with 4/0 5KV EPR cables, and by installing three padmounted switchgear locations, with fuses, to improve reliability and restoration times of the feeders.

Subcontractor to Asplundh/MJ Electric

As a subcontractor to Asplundh

  • Lake Quinsigamond WR#10002598
  • WR#14589540, WR#14589724 Northborough, MA Simarano Dr, Ckt#317W1, 317W5
  • WR#10574989 Little Rest Rd, Warren MA

As a subcontractor to MJ Electric

  • Crane Neck/Surrey Ln WR#13340454, WR#13340321
  • Revere, MA Ckt# 7J1

Prior to 2012

  • Contract B333-02 Tainer Street Reconductoring
    • 9 splices single/multiples
    • 6 sections cable installation
    • 17 cable removal
    • Cutovers coordinated through NGrid and performed
  • Contract B33-02 – HT39 & HT46
    • 21 splices single/multiples
    • 6 terminations
    • 9 cable installation
    • Cutovers coordinated through NGrid and performed
  • Contract B33-02 – 21J21 Lynn, MA
    • Cable installation
    • 24 set splices and terminations
    • 29 sections 500EPR installed
    • 5 sections of 4/0 ELPE
    • 4 sections of #2
  • Contract B32-02 – 21J22 & 29W1/29W3
    • 57 splices single/straights
    • 51 on 21J22 & 5 on 29W1/29W3
    • 15 terminations
    • 3 pole top terms & 3 terms @Lynn #21-21J22
    • 3 premolded Wye joints 21J22
    • 3 Modular T splices & 3 terms 29W1/29W3
    • 21 sections cable installation
    • 18 sections on 21J22 & 3 sections on 29W1/29W3
    • 19 cable removal
    • 18 sections on 21J22 & 1 section on 29W1/29W3
  • Contract B33-02 – Faraday Street Sub-station
    • 36 sets splices
    • 1 set of station terminations
    • 18 sections of 500EPR installed
    • 4 sections of 500 compressed cable
    • 17 sections of 350 XLPE
    • 5 sections of 4/0 ELPE
    • 3 sections of 4/0 NEUT
    • Remove 54 sections of various size cables

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Wilmington, MA 01887