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Overhead Distribution

INTREN is an award-winning WBE specialty contractor that works with the nation’s largest utilities, contractors and developers, municipalities, and cooperatives. Over the years, we’ve earned the trust of our utility partners by helping them empower customers, businesses, and communities with reliable electrical infrastructure.

Although our crews take on projects of all sizes, we specialize in turnkey, custom electric utility solutions for large-scale design/build ventures. The crucial services we provide range from overhead and underground installations and repairs to ongoing maintenance, design, and upgrades—all completed with a focus on safety and quality.

Our Overhead Distribution Capabilities Include:

  • New construction
  • Rebuild construction
    • Reconductor work
    • Line clearance
    • 4 kV to 12 kV conversions
    • 4 kV to 34.5 kV conversions
  • System reinforcement programs (storm hardening) and spacer cable installation
  • Facility relocation
    • Road expansion assistance
    • Overhead-to-underground line conversions
  • Deteriorated wood pole replacement programs
  • Overhead power line resources
  • Maintenance
  • Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems
  • Distribution automation
    • Automatic line reclosers
    • TripSavers
    • Smart meters
    • Mid-circuit reclosers
  • Above primary cellular antennas/devices

Other Electrical Services:

  • Transmission
  • Substation
  • Underground residential distribution
  • Heavy underground network systems
  • Storm and emergency response
  • Distribution fault repair
  • Directional boring
  • Specialty services

Featured Project

INTREN installed new poles and 636 conductors in preparation for a 4.8 kV delta to 13.2 kV wye conversion. This was to accommodate the construction of a new international bridge into Canada, and to provide the foundation for a future total system conversion and upgrade of the utility’s 4.8 kV delta system.

The major challenge was that the infrastructure had deteriorated and needed upgrades. There were hazards associated with the existing structures and conductors. Our crews were required to be extra vigilant and cautious while performing even the simplest of tasks. Proper, thorough planning and prejob discussions were essential to this project’s success.