Electrical Distribution and Transmission
Electrical Utility Systems are confusing to the average person, it takes an expert to sort through the myriad of parts, pieces, and equipment to make sense of it all. Our professionals understand the industry language and intricate billing practices (i.e. material lists and labor classifications, etc.) necessary to calculate the reasonable cost of repairs to successfully negotiate with utility companies.
There are three classifications of systems that are important:
- Secondary Systems are 0 to 600 volts
- Primary Systems are from 600 to 15,000 volts
- Transmission Systems are from 15,000 to 765,000 volts +
Electrical Systems exist in several different configurations and knowing the different requirements for each can make a big difference in what you ultimately pay.
- Pole structures and the aerial systems that they support vary greatly in complexity and size. They can range from a simple single-phase 35′ pole to a complex 85′ pole with transmission circuits built over multiple 3-phase distribution circuits.
- Underground systems, as well as direct buried systems, require different tools and repair methods than aerial systems. The transformers are different and the hardware is specialized to each.
- Many damage replacements do not take into account depreciation in regard to the age of the poles/facilities.
If we find reason to believe the insured is being improperly billed, as we frequently do; we can negotiate an agreed price in order to settle the claim. We can also summarize all of our finding in report form with a cost estimate and then let you, the insurance adjuster, take care of any negotiations. If liability is a question, an investigation into liability and a subsequent report with our findings can be written and presented to you. If so desired, we can then be of further assistance. We are available as representation in court should the claim go through legal channels and any expert testimony is desired.