Utility linemen at the project work at great heights to complete the distribution circuit upgrade
Ground view of the nearly-complete upgrade project
Linemen changing out poles and wires to complete the upgrade project

Project Details

Name: 
City of Palo Alto
Description: 
Cupertino Electric utility substation project for the city of Palo Alto, California
Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Project Size: 
60 kV
Project Attributes: 
Green

"Due to the high voltage nature, we needed a skilled, trusted contractor to complete the overhead line relocation work. Cupertino Electric helped us quickly and safely install new transmission poles to better and more efficiently serve Palo Alto residents without a single injury or loss of power."

Jim Bujtor, Sr. Electrical Engineer, City of Palo Alto Utilities
Project Summary: 

As part of the city of Palo Alto’s effort to upgrade its distribution circuits across the city, Cupertino Electric's project team carried out a 60 kV overhead line relocation project near Stanford University. The six-week utility project undertaken at the start of 2011 used a new 3M aluminum cable product with a polymer reinforced core that dissipates heat better to increase load carrying capabilities. In addition to utilizing the new technology, Cupertino Electric set new transmission poles and strung cable to the existing substation—all while keeping the existing circuits energized. The project was completed without accidents or lost time and represents the first of many modernization projects that will be undertaken by the city of Palo Alto.

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