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 Projects


Pike Electric offers turnkey solutions covering the engineering, procurement and construction for distribution line upgrades for clients across the U.S. From installing new lines to upgrading or undergrounding existing systems, Pike Electric has decades of experience providing construction, maintenance and restoration services for distribution systems. Our experience and safety record in working with energized lines and equipment are unparalleled.

 

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.

Field worker

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.

Distribution poles replaced

Upgrading over 1,500 distribution feeders


We partnered with a large public utility on a statewide feeder hardening project. The client sought to improve customer reliability and mitigate risks from storms by replacing distribution feeders with larger, more wind-resistant poles and wires. Our team contributed to all phases of the project, from early planning and engineering through the removal of existing structures and installation of new feeders.

The project began with a comprehensive safety and risk review. Once a feeder was scheduled for upgrade, the hardened feeder was designed to meet the utility’s wind-resistance criteria and sent to the utility for approval. We then brought together our engineering and construction teams along with utility representatives to evaluate every aspect of the job for opportunities to maximize scheduling, fleet and crew efficiencies.

Our crews have completely replaced over 1,500 feeders through this initiative. A majority of feeders have been replaced while the lines remained energized to limit outages and work was often completed at night to limit the effect on local businesses.

Project highlights:
  • 1,500+ feeders hardened.
  • Strong working relationship with customer to ensure on-time completion of feeder hardening and efficient scheduling of work.
  • Work performed energized or at night to limit customer impact.
  • Continuous year-over-year growth of project resources to meet demand from the utility.