Our Industries

Long-Haul Power Solutions for Transmission Projects

Riggs Distler is a premier provider of safety-focused building, maintenance, and repair services for power transmission companies across the East Coast. Driven by experienced leadership and supported by the industry’s most highly trained staff, Riggs Distler has been a trusted and reliable partner to electric transmission providers for more than 100 years.

Today, we’re focused on helping clients build networks to last the next hundred years by incorporating new technologies, technical training, and the latest safety protocols. We’ve completed complex transmission projects over land, water, and swampland for some of the power industry’s biggest companies. Skilled at adhering to clients’ unique project schedules and minimizing service outages, Riggs Distler’s team utilizes careful planning and technical expertise to keep your power network functioning at peak capacity.

Electric Transmission Construction Services

Riggs Distler’s mission is to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable delivery of electricity to your customers. Whether we’re building and erecting a new electric tower, installing optical ground wire across miles of rugged terrain, or reconductoring twisted conductors to restore optimal function, Riggs Distler is your trusted source for powering homes, businesses, and industrial facilities. Transmission services include:

  • De-energized voltages (46kv through 500kV)
    • Track Crews & Rubber Tire
  • Energize Services (Hot sticking & Bare Hand up to 500kV)
    • Track Crews & Rubber Tire
  • Lattice Tower Erection, Reinforcement & Demolition
  • Steel Monopole Installation (Direct Bury, Vibration & Foundation
  • Reconductoring (Single, Twisted or Bundled Conductor)
  • Tower Raising
  • Switch Rebuilds
  • Helicopter (Self-Perform & Subcontract)
  • Storm Response
  • OPG Installation
  • FERC/NERC Compliance

 

 

Our Industries

Case Studies

15-Mile 69kV Transmission Line Rebuild—Southern New Jersey
2021
Riggs Distler was contracted to modernize and upgrade the performance of a major electric transmission line connecting two substations in southern...
COC for Overhead Transmission Projects—DE, PA, NJ, MD, IL
January 2021–December 2025
Riggs Distler is the Contractor of Choice for all installation, maintenance, and repair work performed on our client’s electrical transmission...
115kV Transmission Line Rebuild—New Hampshire
May–June 2020
Riggs Distler was contracted to upgrade aging tower infrastructure along an important 115kV electrical transmission line in New Hampshire. In order...
Great Egg Harbor Crossing Rebuild Project—New Jersey
September–December 2020
Riggs Distler was contracted to assemble and install eight electric transmission towers to provide improved electrical service to customers in...
K43 Fiber Project - Vermont
January-June 2020
Riggs Distler was contracted to install 21 miles of new ADDS fiber-optic cable and support braces on a 115kV transmission line stretching from...
Switching Station Spare Transformer — New Jersey
February–May, 2020
February–May...
24-Mile 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild — Monee, Illinois
January 2016-January 2017
Our host utility needed to replace an aging 138kv transmission line stretching 24 miles across northeastern Illinois. Working under a tight, ...
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma Emergency Power Restoration — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
August-December 2005
In 2005, Riggs Distler was hired to help restore power to areas affected by the devastating Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. It’s estimated...
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Power Restoration — New Jersey
November 2012
As Hurricane Sandy’s landfall along the mid-Atlantic coast became imminent, Riggs Distler immediately set to work preparing vehicles, equipment,...
Post-Hurricane Power Restoration — Puerto Rico
2017–2018
After multiple Category 3+ hurricanes decimated the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority grid in 2017, Riggs Distler quickly mobilized to help...
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...
Susquehanna River Transmission Line Crossing — Pennsylvania
2017
Riggs Distler completed this difficult reconductoring project for a transmission line spanning the Susquehanna River. The 1.1-mile river crossing is...
30-Mile 138kv New Build/69kV Transmission Line Rebuild — Virginia & Maryland
2017–2018
Riggs Distler rebuilt 30.9 miles of 138/69kV transmission line over five different outage windows in 2017–18 to deliver improved electric...
41-Mile 230kV/138kV Transmission Line Rebuild — New Jersey
November 2017–May 2019
Riggs Distler was selected as the general contractor on this important transmission line rebuild. Project will deliver a more capable and reliable...