Kerite Case Studies


Bringing Reliable Power to Allentown, PA

Bringing Reliable Power to Allentown, PA

Circuit replacement on busy city streets completed one month faster than anticipated; safety of pedestrians and crews ensured.

Monday, March 21, 2016/Author: Kerite/Number of views (2436)/Comments (0)/
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Potomac Electric Turns to Proven Solution

Potomac Electric Turns to Proven Solution

Preassembled Aerial Cable Most Reliable for Grid Hardening

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has been a reliable source of electric power to customers in Washington, DC, and surrounding counties for almost 120 years. As a function of the ongoing maintenance of its 640-square-mile service area, with the ultimate goal of grid hardening and increased reliability for its 840,000 customers, PEPCO will upgrade certain circuits, add feeders where necessary, and enhance its grid hardening with more reliable solutions in heavily congested or heavily treed areas.
  

There are a number of ways for a utility to increase hardening to improve reliability and increase capacity. The primary challenge is that the existing poles tend to be very crowded, with little room for additional cable circuits. Short of swapping out poles, which is prohibitively expensive, the primary options that utilities can consider are underground, tree wire, and preassembled aerial cable (PAC).


Monday, November 16, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (2007)/Comments (0)/
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Power Cable Wins with Windfarm Business

Power Cable Wins with Windfarm Business

For over 50 years, wind turbines have been considered to be a viable source of clean, renewable energy, with single turbine installations providing power for local applications. To create power on a broader scale, multiple turbines were then strung together, providing a critical mass of generated power to larger applications. The first wind farm, integrating 20 turbines along the shoulder of Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire in 1980, generated 0.6 MW of power.

Thursday, August 13, 2015/Author: Power Cable/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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High voltage, underground solution at its best

High voltage, underground solution at its best

Located in Miamisburg, OH, 12 miles south of the city of Dayton, the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is a mid-sized airport that primarily serves personal and corporate aircraft. It also serves as a reliever airport for Dayton International. When it was originally developed and built in the early 1950s, the runway and taxiway were built over the top of an underground cable circuit: circuit #13805.

Due to increased demand in the area and, quite simply, the age of the existing cable, Dayton Power & Light (DPL) needed to improve the circuit and enhance electrical service to the growing suburbs and local area businesses. Given the airport and the obvious restrictions on an overhead cable solution, the only reasonable path to take was to replace the existing, aging circuit with another underground solution.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Kerite Completes Winter Installations of Underground Project On Time, On Budget, To Required Spec

Kerite Completes Winter Installations of Underground Project On Time, On Budget, To Required Spec

Circuits Bring Power from Newly Constructed Substations to Expanding Oil Industry

The oil industry in northern Colorado has found some room to grow. As a result of that, refineries and processing plants are requiring a great deal of electricity to refi ne crude oil into usable products such as gasoline, diesel, heating oil and kerosene. To help meet this demand, electric utilities in the area are dramatically expanding their generation, transmission and distribution networks.

Friday, May 22, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Kerite helps High Point, NC with a turnkey HV cable solution

Kerite helps High Point, NC with a turnkey HV cable solution

The city of High Point, North Carolina, needed two short-length transmission circuits installed.

Challenge:  High voltage aerial transmission lines were in the congested substation area. 

Solution:  Underground transmission by Kerite.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (4438)/Comments (0)/
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High Voltage Underground Cable Ideal for Substation Expansions with Space Constraints

High Voltage Underground Cable Ideal for Substation Expansions with Space Constraints

Turnkey approach ensures a successful project

At a recent substation expansion project near Buffalo, NY, where expansion of a substation yard and extension of an overhead 115 kV bus was impracticable, and relocating facilities within the substation was expensive and time-consuming, Seymour, CT-based Kerite provided turnkey underground cable installation services that allowed new capacitor banks to be installed and energized in a short amount of time with no disruption to other circuits in the substation.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Underground Cable Solves Challenges in Area with Existing Utilities and Narrow Roadways

Underground Cable Solves Challenges in Area with Existing Utilities and Narrow Roadways

When a utility company in the Midwest needed to connect a newly built substation and an older existing one, it had limited ability to go overhead because of the presence of numerous existing aerial utilities and proximity to the narrow roadway right of way.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Replacing Vintage Subsea Cable to Scenic Michigan Island

Replacing Vintage Subsea Cable to Scenic Michigan Island

New line can handle all the growth expected on this “Gem of the Huron”

When Cloverland Electric Cooperative wanted to replace the aging subsea cable that serves Drummond Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it turned to experienced utility consultant GRP Engineering, Inc.to plan and design the tricky project.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Kerite/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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