13kV & 23kV Circuit Refurbishment — Massachusetts

2015–2018

Riggs Distler was contracted to reconductor approximately 20 miles of 13kV and 23kV circuits and replace over 500 wooden utility poles for an electric utility operating in Massachusetts. Our team also provided circuit load relief by adding two new substation feeders and upgrading seven existing electrical facilities.

Challenges Overcome

Challenges included the need for careful coordination in order to complete work between different circuits during planned outages, as well as working on energized lines. By using hot sticks to complete work on the energized lines, we were able to accomplish our goal of minimizing impacts to end users. All work was completed according to the client’s schedule and deadlines. Riggs Distler completed all work for the project with a 26-person field crew.

Results Delivered

Riggs Distler’s work allowed our client to meet an increased demand for power, supporting customer growth and the development of new businesses in the area. Each phase of this contract was completed on schedule, under budget, and without incident.