12 May Joining Forces, Gaining Power
Joining Forces, Gaining Power – Power Line Services and Auger Services Move Forward on Collaborative Energy Project
May 12, 2020
Collaborative Energy is the concept that the sum of collaborative efforts is greater than the sum of its parts, or singular efforts. By working together, sharing best practices and creating efficiencies across several organizations, enhanced performance and increased growth can be achieved.
This has never been more true than with the current project underway in Oklahoma, where Power Line Services, a PLH Group electric division subsidiary, is joining forces with sister company, Auger Services, to rebuild and ‘harden’ the grid for AEP.
The project began earlier this year involves upgrading 15 miles of transmission line between Clinton City and Weatherford to increase electric reliability for the area.
Auger Services drilling transmission line foundations for a line upgrade in Oklahoma.
The plan—created by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Transmission Company—was put forth to update the electric transmission system in western Oklahoma and strengthen the local power grid.
The project involves installing single steel poles to replace the aging wooden structures, new 69kV lines and upgrades to the Clinton City and Weatherford Substations. The end result? A reduced likelihood of power outages and a more rapid recovery of service when outages occur.
Utilizing combined equipment assets, shown above is one of Auger Services many foundation drilling rigs and Power Line Services’ aerial device equipment.
Auger Services is unique in its collaborative and integrated approach with other units. While Power Line Services provides the high voltage transmission line installation expertise, Auger Services provides the equipment and full range of transmission line foundation drilling services. Together, they are a dynamic, full-service combination which meets the most demanding project requirements, including the Clinton/Weatherford Project in Oklahoma.
PLH Group embraces this way of completing projects and handling transmission line construction upgrade challenges, both in delivery and repair. This is the PLH Group ‘tool of choice’ as it brings together talents and momentum to a project where all parties win; including the customer.
Power Line Services, Inc. is a leading provider of high voltage transmission, substation and distribution construction and maintenance services. We deliverer complete power construction services to major utility companies, municipalities, electrical engineering firms and renewable energy developers in the United States.