Florida Power & Light Underground Lateral Hardening

Florida Power & Light Underground Lateral Hardening

Florida Power & Light Underground Lateral Hardening

Type: Distribution, Underground Design-Build
Scope: 3-year distribution overhead and underground maintenance.
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Client: Florida Power & Light

Severe weather events pose a significant risk to community electrical infrastructure. Local authorities in Florida have prioritized grid development strategies to offset this risk via the increased burial of electrical transmission lines. To this end, Florida Power and Light (FPL), an industry-leading energy utility serving over 10 million customers in Florida, has allocated resources exceeding $4 billion for new and upgraded underground electrical infrastructure throughout its service area, 47% of which is currently underground.

FPL contracted Irby in April 2019 to provide ongoing technical support services related to customer outreach, engineering design, construction, and maintenance of several of these underground assets. For its pilot community project, 100% homeowner approval was required to enable the diversion of above ground FPL lines using Irby’s conduit, HDPE, and pad-mounted underground equipment solutions. To avoid outages, the work was performed while energized, with one circuit route totaling ~1.6 miles of 13.8kV distribution line delivered within a 45-day work schedule and with zero lost-time incidents. Irby’s directional boring solution was ideally situated for the scope allowing for minimal excavation and environmental impact to residential properties.

With strong community support, Irby and FPL have already carried out 8 “Storm Secure” projects together in and around Sarasota and Manatee counties with planning underway for at least 85 additional deployments.

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Start Date: January 2019
Completion Date: December 2021

 

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Bozeman Road Distribution Project

Bozeman Road Distribution Project

Bozeman Road Distribution Project

Type: Distribution
Scope: Constructed 6.6 miles of 13.8kV distribution line.
Location: Madison, Mississippi
Client: Entergy Mississippi

In support of future energy demand near Madison and Hinds counties, Entergy Mississippi (450,000+ customers in 45 counties) contracted Irby in May of 2017 to deliver 3 additional circuit routes to the Bozeman Road 230kV radial substation. To avoid outages, the work was performed while energized, with circuit routes totaling 6.6 miles of 13.8kV distribution line.

The work was completed to schedule and with zero lost time incidents using Irby’s conduit, HDPE, and pad-mounted underground equipment. Irby’s directional boring solution was ideally situated for the Entergy scope allowing for minimal excavation and minimal impact to the surrounding site.

Start Date: May 2017
Completion Date: October 2017

 

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Imperial Irrigation District Construction and Maintenance Services

Imperial Irrigation District Construction and Maintenance Services

Imperial Irrigation District Construction and Maintenance Services

Type: Transmission, Substation, Distribution, Underground
Scope: Provision of ongoing transmission, distribution, substation, and underground construction work in and around Imperial, California.

Location: Imperial, California
Client: Imperial Irrigation District

The Imperial Irrigation District (“IID”) is a substantial public water and power provider located in southeast California. For over 35 years, Irby has provided call-out services including transmission, distribution, substation, and underground construction work for the IID Energy Service Territory (“EST”) which covers 6,471 square miles, including all of Imperial County along with parts of Riverside and San Diego counties.

As a not-for profit, publicly-owned utility, IID serves electricity to more than 150,000 customers in the EST and Irby is proud to be a regular and ongoing technical contributor to the safe and reliable operation of its grid infrastructure.

Start Date: January 1980
Completion Date: In Progress

 

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