Northline Utilities LLC was founded in 2006 as a provider of construction services to the electric utilities industry in the Northeastern US. Northline serves a broad clientele ranging from regional electric cooperatives and renewable energy EPCs, to major investor-owned utilities.
The company’s core proficiencies lie in the construction, maintenance, and upgrade of electric distribution systems, substations, and transmission lines. Northline is a union contractor with a strong regional reputation and a demonstrated track record of strong organic growth in recent years.
Northline recognizes that the industry is changing with REV (Reforming the Energy Vision) and has been involved in Utility 2.0.
Northline has several complimentary companies:
North East Live Line - develops and gives specialized training in live line works, including grounding, bare-hand working, and soft-skills.
Northline Energy - currently own and operate a hydro facility, and are developing expertise in both solar and wind.
Northline Professional Services - providing Project and Construction Management Services
Northline has several key alliances including Ampjack, Phaseraizer, and several Engineering firms which enable us to undertake Engineering Procure and Construct projects.
Reinvent the electrical industry in terms of satisfying customers and quality of work life.
Serve and satisfy customers using project management best practices to define work requirements, deliver high quality contracting services and assure the pursuit of excellence in everything we do.
What We Do
Products and Services
Northline specializes in construction for medium and light transmission lines. The disciplines include installation of all types of foundations, lattice structures, steel and wood pole structures, and the installation of conductor wires, fiber optic ground wire and fiber optic cables of all types. Northline is experienced in upgrading existing transmission lines, both energized and de-energized.
Our highly trained IBEW transmission crews are experienced with the construction of transmission lines in all types of terrain with minimal or no access. Our transmission line construction team is dedicated to preserving the environment during all phases of construction and has an outstanding track record of installing lines in environmentally sensitive areas while minimizing the impact.
Northline is experienced in material management on projects and has developed processes to control free issue client material.
Northline's specialized live-line team has the ability to safely and economically re-conductor and rebuild existing energized transmission lines at any voltage. Our innovative energized re-conductoring/rebuilding techniques eliminate costs due to right-of-way acquisition, line switching, grounding, and outage scheduling while maintaining important wheeling and trading revenues.
Hotstick, which is an insulated tool, enables our crews to move conductors, install fuses, or ground wiring without interrupting power.
Barehand technique employs specially-designed protective gear that permits the direct handling of live lines by equalizing the potential between the worker and the line.
In 2015, Northline was the first to invest in the diversify robotic arm which gives us further options to work on an energized line.
Northline has carried out all aspects of distribution work for utility companies and municipalities. We are experienced in long-term unit contract alliances, and have developed successful unit tracking processes to help manage these projects. Northline has carried out multiple make-ready works for cable and communication companies.
Northline is very experienced in providing resources to storms, and has sent crews to all the major storms in the Northeast over the past several years including Sandy. Northline has formed a number of alliances where additional resources can be sourced from, including suitably qualified staff from Canada.
Our experienced substation team allows Northline the ability to perform every stage of sub station work from site preparation to full functionality, including control wiring, equipment testing and bus welding. With our expertise and the resources available to us, we can complete any sub station Construction Project on schedule while meeting all of our customers' expectations in terms of quality and safety. We are aligned with professional engineers to design and meet the standards of utilities across the country.
Northline has undertaken various underground projects including underground residential distribution, cable splicing, street lighting, and manhole works.
Northline owns a majority of their own equipment and are able to hire certain items.
Northline has experience with wind and solar farm construction and are able to meet the demands of the changing energy market. Northline is an owner-operator of a hydro facility. This has enabled us to understand the market and provide operation models for other customers.
Northeast Live Line Training, a division of Northline Utilities, is a premier provider of training and consulting to the utility industry. This includes the development of both technical training and “soft-skill” training that is both industry and client specific. Recognizing the need for training that is relevant, advances cutting-edge technology, and is cost-effective, Northeast Live Line provides training services utilizing a variety of delivery techniques including:
- Client on-site training
- Computer-based training
- "Train-the-trainer” sessions
- Equipotential Grounding (video training series, job aids, teaching seminars and on-site)
- Live Line Procedures and Operations
- T & D Services
- OSHA Updates
- Risk Management
- Safety Assessments and Consulting
- Worker’s Comp
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Workplace Violence Matrix and Assessments
- Physical Security and Life-Safety Consulting
- Conducting Effective Accident Investigations
- Supervisory Development and Leadership Management
- Coaching Skills and Assessments
- Conflict Management
- 360 Effective Communication
- Legendary Customer Service
- HR Administration
- Facilitator Development
- Time Management Skills
- Leading Effective Meetings
- Executive Leadership Development
Northline recognizes that in order to maintain skilled project management resources, a High Performance Project Manager career path must be implemented. Northline currently has seven Associate Project Managers in the training scheme and several Project Managers, with the end result for them to achieve their PMP certification.
Northline has provided both project and construction management services to their customers. Northline currently has a Master Services Agreement to supply Field Construction Coordinators. With their experiencing in bidding, Northline is able to assist in Request for Proposal development, and advice on evaluations.
Blue Book Network Classifications
Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
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