Projects

Do you have a challenge to solve? Read about our projects to see how we can help you

Projects

Do you have a challenge to solve? Read about our projects to see how we can help you

WE HAVE 75+ YEARS OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Read our case studies to see our solutions at work.

Distribution

From installing brand new lines to upgrading or undergrounding existing systems, Pike Electric has decades of experience providing construction, maintenance and restoration services for distribution systems.

Pike Electric has performed the engineering, procurement and construction for distribution line upgrades for a major investor-owned utility across the U.S. Our experience and safety record in working with energized lines and equipment are critical to minimizing the impact of active projects on local communities.

 


Distribution Network Equipment Upgrades

Our team has successfully upgraded and installed new power distribution equipment and lines for high-rise buildings as part of a public authority’s network equipment replacement program. The program’s goal is to ensure that high-rise buildings in urban centers do not experience power outages that might affect critical services. After a thorough audit, more than 50 locations across the service area were identified to be in need of security and reliability improvements. Our team was contracted for 18 of these upgrade projects.

The project scope included:
  • Upgrade and install new distribution equipment for critical buildings and services.
  • Work on energized lines to prevent power outages.
  • Perform upgrades at multiple urban and suburban locations.

 


Replacing over 1,500 Wood Distribution Poles

We partnered with a large public utility on an ambitious wood pole replacement project. Our team contributed to all phases of the project, from early planning activities through pole installation.

As we do with every project, our team began with a comprehensive safety and risk review. We brought together our estimating and operations teams to evaluate every aspect of the job for opportunities to maximize scheduling, fleet and crew efficiencies. Our teams planned the logistics, operations and exact service schedule well in advance. Multiple crews were deployed simultaneously across the service areas. Crews fielded poles to determine all pre-construction needs, entering each pole into the established schedule and assigning specific crews. Many poles were replaced while the lines remained energized to limit outages. Including this project, our crews have installed well over 1,500 distribution poles as part of this initiative.

Project highlights:

• 1,500+ distribution poles replaced.
• Deployed multiple crews simultaneously to complete the project on schedule.
• Performed work on energized lines to limit customer impacts.

Transmission

From installing brand new lines to upgrading existing systems, Pike Electric has years of experience providing construction and maintenance services for transmission and distribution systems.


Pike Electric performed the engineering, procurement and construction of 300 miles of 230 kV and 115 kV transmission line upgrades for a major investor-owned utility in the Southeast. Our experience and safety record in working with energized lines and equipment were critical, as new lines were built on existing rights-of-way and the project was completed on a time-sensitive schedule.

Experience and safety record in working with energized lines and equipment were critical, as new lines were built on existing rights-of-way and the project was completed on a time-sensitive schedule.

Substations

Pike Electric upgrades substations with the latest cutting-edge equipment, laying the groundwork for utility digitization.


A multistate investor-owned utility turned to Pike to upgrade its substations and protective relays — a major undertaking that Pike completed in two short years. We replaced existing electro-mechanical relays with microprocessor-controlled units, upgraded all distribution substations to be SCADA-capable and installed technologies that enabled remote monitoring and control from a central distribution control center. Through this project, the utility transformed the way it operated and made major strides on its path towards digitization.

Pike Electric upgrades substations with the latest cutting-edge equipment, laying the groundwork for utility digitization.

Renewable Energy

We have a track record of completing unique renewable projects on schedule while exceeding customer expectations.


Pike Electric provided engineering, procurement, construction and testing services for a leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, helping them bring four large solar projects online across the U.S. As part of this project we also installed a 34.5 kV collection system and a fiber optic communications backbone from the PV switchgear to the station at each solar project.

Solar Panels

Solar Array

Energy Storage

We have the experience to help your customers and renewable generation facilities with their energy storage needs.


When a large investor-owned utility needed energy storage solutions for a solar facility, Pike Electric answered the call. Our support included procurement, field assembly, installation, testing, protocol development and commissioning. In the end, we installed eight separate storage units at the site, totaling ___ MWh.

Our support included procurement, field assembly, installation, testing, protocol development and commissioning.

Storm Response

We handle everything from implementing back-end information systems through storm response.


At Pike Electric we’re proud of our unmatched expertise and commitment to storm restoration. When two record hurricanes hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, 80 percent of the island’s transmission lines were knocked out, and almost all the island’s residents were without power. Pike Electric crews were on the job seven days a week to support the recovery effort in Puerto Rico and overcame numerous obstacles to provide early damage assessments. Our crews restored over 1,150 poles and 170 miles of transmission and distribution lines in coordination with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Integrated Energy Infrastructure Support

Our experience includes comprehensive projects tackling a combination of power distribution, lighting, communications, security and gas infrastructure upgrades on aging systems.


Pike has a long history of supporting our country’s military bases. We are collaborating with a large regional utility as the sole-source contractor supporting 50-year privatization efforts at one of the largest military bases in the world, which serves as a prominent deployment center for the U.S. Army. The aging infrastructure at the base was a major concern to top military leaders, and Pike was asked to provide 24/7/365 coverage to address maintenance, upgrades and emergencies. Our scope of work has expanded from basic electric distribution to streetlight upgrades, substation expansion, gas services and fiber installation. We are also playing a key role in the next phase of base security by working on microgrids, resiliency against attack and self-sufficiency.

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