Power Distribution


Overhead and Underground Systems

Hot Line Construction is a power distribution contractor providing construction, maintenance, design and construction management services to meet our customers’ high voltage distribution needs.

No matter where your project is located, our crews will work safely and efficiently to complete even the most challenging jobs on schedule and within budget.

Our distribution capabilities include:

  • Overhead and underground utility grid systems from 2400V to 33kV
  • Wood, fiberglass and steel pole construction, including related hardware, switching and protection devices
  • Rule 15 and 20 overhead and underground construction
  • PILC, EPR and JCN cable installations and components

Distribution Projects

As one of California’s most experienced power distribution contractors, Hot Line has performed work all across the state. Here is a sampling of our projects:

Vandenberg AFB K-1/N1/N3/N6 Feeders

Vandenberg AFB, CA

N1/N3/N6 feeders: This project involved relocating 20 miles of 12kV circuits north and south of Substation N at Vandenberg AFB. New installation included all concrete poles and cutovers to new buildings. K-1: This project hasn’t started yet but will have the same scope of work.

Southern California Edison 3 Region Distribution Service Contracts

Southern California

Hot Line is a sole-source power distribution contractor currently partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) in three out of their eight power delivery regions.

Services we provide include the following: troubleshooting, repair, installation and service of medium- and high-voltage electrical systems and associated equipment; operation inspection and preventative maintenance on medium- and high-voltage overhead and underground distribution and sub-transmission systems; repair and replacement of overhead and underground distribution lines; Rule 20 conversions; 4kV to 12kV conversions; deteriorated pole replacements; switch replacements; raptor protection; and circuit reliability programs involving fault indicators, fuses and cutouts.

We work within jurisdictional permits and environmental constraints and in conjunction with archaeologists and biologists as appropriate.

PG&E Distribution

Northern California

Hot Line provides a full array of high voltage construction services to PG&E’s distribution group. Our team manages all projects from start to finish, from material management to construction to completion of the closeout documents. Projects include re-conductors, pole replacement, cable replacement, facility upgrades, SCADA protection, new business, capacity upgrades, Rule 20, equipment change outs and more.