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PROJECT DETAILS:

NAME:
City of Palo Alto Infrastructure Upgrades

DESCRIPTION:
A utility substation project by Cupertino Electric for the city of Palo Alto, California.

LOCATION:
Palo Alto, CA

PROJECT SIZE:
60 kV

Project Summary

As part of the city of Palo Alto’s upgrade to its distribution circuits across the city, Cupertino Electric's (CEI) project team carried out a 60-kV overhead line relocation project near Stanford University. The six-week utility project started at the beginning of 2011 and used a new 3M aluminum cable product that featured a polymer reinforced core designed to dissipate heat better and increase load carrying capabilities. In addition to using the new technology, Cupertino Electric set new transmission poles and strung cable to the existing substation—all while keeping the existing circuits energized. The project was completed without accidents or lost time.