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    Distribution

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    Solar

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    Transmission

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Distribution

Since 1945, the crews of Sumter Utilities and its predecessor companies have built and maintained electric distribution lines throughout the southeast United States and the Caribbean.  The company’s fully trained and equipped crews perform all types of distribution construction including:

  • Overhead construction and maintenance
  • Underground construction and maintenance
  • Primary voltage conversions
  • Underground cable replacement
  • Pole replacements, circuit reconductoring, and other circuit rehabilitation
  • Line relocations in preparation for road widening projects
  • Make-ready work for communication infrastructure
  • Outdoor lighting installation and maintenance
  • Directional boring
  • Emergency restoration

Sumter Utilities’ customer base represents a cross-section of the electric utility industry ranging from investor-owned utilities to electric cooperatives and municipal utilities to government and industrial operators.  For each of its customers, Sumter Utilities provides a safe, productive workforce customized for the workload needs.  Whether reconductoring a three-phase circuit or installing guy insulators, Sumter Utilities get the work done safely, efficiently and on time.

Transmission

Sumter Utilities is one of the strongest utility companies in the south with experience and expertise to match the demands of the job. We specialize in all aspects of transmission work including maintenance, new construction and energized work, and we can work in any region ­regardless of terrain. The collective strength of Sumter Utilities and Quanta Services provides EPC solutions to meet all of your construction needs.

Our efficient project management and experienced crews keep power flowing to substations and distribution networks. Our highly qualified personnel have the specialized skills, knowledge and equipment needed to install, maintain, upgrade and relocate transmission systems safely and efficiently. Sumter Utilities can be counted on to help meet the needs of today and the growth of tomorrow.

Safe, Reliable Transmission Line and Structure Services

  • Maintenance and Upgrades
    Whether changing out poles or performing energized installation of lightning arresters, our crews follow specific job task procedures to keep projects moving safely and smoothly. Effective project planning lets skilled, bare-hand crews safely perform critical maintenance tasks while minimizing scheduled outage needs and consumer impact.  We successfully maintain our reputation in the industry by minimizing workplace injuries and property damage.
  • New Construction
    Our crews are known for efficient, on-time construction for projects of all conductor sizes and line lengths. Our construction management and site services include the entire project scope from right of way clearing to conductor stringing.
  • Energized Services
    Sumter Utilities has the skilled workforce and specialized equipment to perform hot line work up to 500 kV using our well trained, highly-skilled  barehand lineman. As a Quanta Services company, we are the exclusive operator of the LinemasterTM robotic arm, which isolates energized lines to create safer, more efficient work environments. Our specially trained, handpicked team uses traditional energized methods alongside the LinemasterTM to maintain live lines and perform energized projects including pole and insulator change outs, installation of lightning arresters, static and other hardware replacement.

Substation

Electrical substations are critical part of any utility’s system. Calling on more than 75 years of experience, we construct new and modify existing high voltage distribution and transmission substations through 230 kV.  We also offer start-to-finish EPC support that streamlines projects and improves project delivery (schedule and budget).

Our crews are well equipped to undertake any high-voltage substation construction requirements.

  • Construction
  • Retrofit
  • Maintenance

Emergency Restoration

Experience is the best preparation for responding to emergency situations.  Every year, Sumter Utilities' personnel mobilize to the frontlines after hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, snow storms and other disasters. Our crews are a welcome sight in neighborhoods and business districts that need help getting power restored.

Sumter Utilities is able to respond at any time for emergency restoration. Well-trained experienced crews mobilize immediately with a modern, well-maintained fleet that includes distribution and transmission equipment. The company also has specialty equipment that includes flex track mounted digger derricks and buckets for both distribution and transmission applications. Our documented processes for assessment, planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, operations and maintenance for electric transmission, distribution and substations form a strong foundation for our work, especially in crisis situations.  We work with many of our customers in anticipation of likely events, establishing protocols and planning resources that can make a critical difference in the field.  

For emergency restoration services, contact:
Sumter Utilities, Inc.
803-469-8585

Solar

Sumter Utilities has constructed a 3.5 MW Solar system in central North Carolina for a local utility owner. The system utilized photovoltaic modules and a solar tracking system to optimize output performance. For this project, Sumter Utilities worked with other Quanta Services companies and local contractors to provide a complete project including property grading and dirt work, material procurement, module and tracker installation, testing and inspection.

With a dedicated solar workforce, Sumter Utilities has the ability to become the Southeast leader for renewable energy projects.