Our Industries

Utility-Emergency Restoration

When disaster strikes, we get to work. Riggs Distler provides on-call emergency power and utility restoration for companies up and down the East Coast. Preparing early and deploying fast, we’re on your side after storm events and other emergency system disruptions.

We’ve responded to hurricanes and major storms from New Jersey to Puerto Rico, deploying thousands of workers and hundreds of fully loaded trucks to navigate the aftermath and help get utility networks back online. Our services include:

  • Storm Preparation & Delivery of Equipment
  • Circuit, Substation and Distribution Line Restoration
  • Hazard Clearing
  • Pole Stripping
  • Repairing and Raising Downed Transmission & Distribution Lines

Our managers and field staff are the best in the business, and they have the critical experience and know-how to work in post-disaster settings. Safety is always our number-one priority. Through constant oversight, Riggs Distler makes sure crews have the specialized resources and support they need to tackle any challenge. Riggs Distler is committed to keeping your customers connected.

Since 2004, we’ve deployed emergency restoration teams and responded to 30 major storm events.

  • 2004: Alex, Charles, Dennis, Frances, Gaston, Ivan, Jeanne
  • 2005: Dennis, Irene, Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, Wilma
  • 2007: Humberto
  • 2008: Dolly, Ike
  • 2011: Irene
  • 2012: Isaac, Sandy
  • 2014: Arthur
  • 2016: Hermine, Matthew
  • 2017: Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate
  • 2018: Florence, Michael
  • 2019: Dorian
  • 2020: Cristobal, Isaias

 

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Our Industries
Utility Companies
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Generation Companies
Projects
Industrial Electric
CoGen Upgrade Project
September 2019–November 2020
Multi-Service Upgrades to Enhance Refinery-Pennsylvania
2018
Substation Installation — Pennsylvania
2018
Mechanical
Combined Cycle Power Generation Project — New Jersey
2014–2017
590 MW HRSG Installation — New Jersey
2018
Flare Gas Recovery Project — Pennsylvania
2015
Fractionator Balance of Plant Piping and Equipment Installation — Pennsylvania
2016–2017
Boiler Relocation — New Jersey and Pennsylvania
2014–2015
Hydrogen Gas Plant — Delaware
March 2019-Spring 2020
Cable Project—Delaware
October 2019–March 2020
Air Separation Unit Project — Pennsylvania
August 2019-June 2020
New Process Line Construction — New Jersey
2021
Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Plant — Linden, NJ
2020-2021
Butane / Propane Transload Facility —New Jersey
2019 - 2020
Heavy Civil
Oil-Water Separator Installation at a Generating Station—Pennsylvania
May–December 2020
Underground Storm Water and Firewater Pipe Installation — Pennsylvania
2015–2017
Delaware Valley Refinery — Philadelphia
2008–2021
Substation Civil Foundation Installation — Marcus Hook, PA
2015–2017
Civil Foundation Construction — Philadelphia, PA
2019-2020
Renewables
Pemberton Solar Project — New Jersey
February–April 2017
Green Lots Electrical Charging Stations Master Services Agreement—Maryland
October 2019-2022
L&D Landfill Solar Installation Project — New Jersey
August 2015–December 2015
40MW Pole-Mounted Solar Installation Contract — Central and Southern New Jersey
November 2009–May 2013
Medford Solar
September 2011–December 2011
Matting
Utility Electric-Transmission
Great Egg Harbor Crossing Rebuild Project—New Jersey
September–December 2020
Transmission Line Refurbishment Project Phase I — Massachusetts
Sept 2019–June 2020
Y138 Line Structure Replacements—New Hampshire
April–July 2020
Outdoor Lighting Maintenance and Construction — Maryland
January 2018–December 2020
Access Matting for Structure Replacement – New Hampshire
April–June 2020
Environmental Services for Structure Replacement — New Hampshire
January–June 2020
Co-Generation Project — Chester, PA
2019–2020
15-Mile 69kV Transmission Line Rebuild—Southern New Jersey
2021
COC for Overhead Transmission Projects—DE, PA, NJ, MD, IL
January 2021–December 2025
115kV Transmission Line Rebuild—New Hampshire
May–June 2020
K43 Fiber Project - Vermont
January-June 2020
30-Mile 138kv New Build/69kV Transmission Line Rebuild — Virginia & Maryland
2017–2018
J10 Soil Boring Access Project — Western Massachusetts
April–June 2018
Aquidneck Island Reliability Project — Rhode Island
April 2018–April 2019
24-Mile 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild — Monee, Illinois
January 2016-January 2017
41-Mile 230kV/138kV Transmission Line Rebuild — New Jersey
November 2017–May 2019
Susquehanna River Transmission Line Crossing — Pennsylvania
2017
13kV & 23kV Circuit Refurbishment — Massachusetts
2015–2018
Utility Electric-Substation
Substation Contractor of Choice—New Jersey
Ongoing
Substation Contractor of Choice—Southern New Jersey
January 2021–December 2025
Substation Contractor of Choice—Philadelphia Region
January 2021–December 2025
Substation Upgrades — Pennsylvania
2018
69 kV Greenfield Substation — Camden, NJ
2016
AMI Meter Installation — Pennsylvania
2016–2020
Switching Station Spare Transformer — New Jersey
February–May, 2020
Substation Project — New Jersey
October 2019-May 2020
Utility Electric-Distribution
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire
2015–Ongoing
Underground Electric Distribution Contractor of Choice — Maryland
2014–Ongoing
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., & Pennsylvania
2008-2025
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — Virginia
2008–2018
Strategic Alliance Blanket Contract — Connecticut
2009–2023
Electric Distribution Residential Infrastructure — Pennsylvania
2014–2021
Major Cable Replacement Program — Pennsylvania
2018-Ongoing
Utility Gas-Distribution
MSA Contractor of Choice for Pipeline Services—Southeast Connecticut
September 2019–December 2020
5-Year Master Services Agreement for Gas Facility Upgrades—Westchester County, NY
2018–2023 (option to extend to 2024)
5-Year Master Services Agreement to Upgrade Gas Facilities — Orange and Rockland Counties in NY & NJ
2018–2023
Franklin Avenue Regulator Project
2018
Contractor of Choice for Gas & Electric Upgrades — Baltimore, MD
2018-2020
Contractor of Choice for Gas System Upgrades — Drexel Hill, PA
2018-2021
Utility Emergency Restoration
Hurricane Isaias Restoration Efforts
2020
Post-Hurricane Power Restoration — Puerto Rico
2017–2018
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma Emergency Power Restoration — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
August-December 2005
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Power Restoration — New Jersey
November 2012