Projects

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Projects

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

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STORM RESPONSE PROJECTS

We handle everything from implementing back-end information systems through storm response. Our crews are always at the ready to assist in restoring power and communications systems quickly and safely when disaster strikes essential services.

 


Hurricane Laura

Early on August 27, Laura made landfall on the Louisiana coast and was the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane by wind speed on record. The storm caused billions in damages to southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. After landfall, Laura moved inland and continued to cause additional damage across Mississippi and Arkansas the next day.

Pike Electric deployed crews for overhead distribution, underground distribution and transmission restoration work. We essentially rebuilt the electrical infrastructure of Lake Charles, Louisiana, which was the epicenter of damage. At the restoration’s height, we had the largest number of linemen on the job — a workforce about three times larger than the next largest contractor.

Our response efforts featured:
  • 1,682 employees deployed.
  • Teams deployed to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.
  • Total outages:
    • Louisiana: 588,000
    • Texas: 249,000
    • Mississippi: 10,000
    • Arkansas: 52,000

 


Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias was a destructive Category 1 hurricane that caused extensive damage across the Caribbean and along the East Coast of the U.S. It generated a large number of tornados, including the strongest tropical cyclone-spawned tornado since Hurricane Rita in 2005. The damage was concentrated in the Northeast, where trees and power lines were downed across a wide area with more than 3 million power outages reported. Outages were concentrated in New Jersey and metro New York City.

Pike remained on the move throughout the Isaias response. The storm was originally predicted to make landfall on the northeast coast of Florida, before shifting to instead make landfall in the Carolinas. The storm then swept north, causing widespread outages in the densely populated Northeast, including metro New York City. Pike employees continued to deploy and redeploy further north as the storm progressed. The majority of our response efforts took place in New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Connecticut. Some crews traveled from as far away as Texas to respond.

Our response efforts included: 
  • 1,400 employees deployed.
  • Teams deployed to South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
  • Nearly half of reported outages were in New Jersey.
  • Restoration work by Pike teams was completed in under two weeks.

 


Hurricane Maria

At Pike Electric we are 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.

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.