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How to Prepare for an Industrial Electrical Project

Industrial electrical projects are large endeavors. For this reason, careful planning and preparation needs to happen to ensure that the project is completed on-time and under budget. Poor preparation for any electrical project may result in delays, cost overruns, safety hazards, code violations, and incorrect installation.

Define Project Scope and Objectives

Work with your industrial electric contract company to prepare a detailed projects scope. This includes the specifications of the electrical work that needs to be completed, specific milestones for the project, and the deadline.

Electrician working on an industrial electrical project

Gather Project Documents

At all relevant project documents, including blueprints, architectural plans, electrical specifications, and any existing maintenance records.

Complete a Site Survey

Perform a thorough site survey to assess the existing electrical infrastructure, identify potential challenges, and gather detailed measurements for equipment placement and wiring requirements.

Get Permits and Approvals

Not having all of the all necessary permits and approvals from local officials and regulatory agencies can be an extreme headache later in the process Make sure you have them in place before the project begins to ensure it’s compliant with all building codes and electrical safety standards.

Order Supplies and Equipment

Order all necessary electrical supplies, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE) before starting the project to limit delays and ensure a good start for the project.

Develop a Detailed Project Plan

A detailed project schedule ensures that all of the people involved in the project understand their assigned tasks, determines responsibilities to the industrial electricians and other team members, and considers possible complications and contingencies to address them.

Establish Communication and Coordination

Setting up clear communication channels among all stakeholders–including the project manager—the electrical team, and client, is essential to coordinate and resolve any issues quickly.

Preparation is the key to a successfully completing an industrial electrical project. Doing these tasks at beginning of the project significantly reduces the number of issues and complications that may occur while it is under way. It also ensures that the project is done right—safely, on-time, and under budget.

Let Tri-State Electrical Contractors Handle Your Industrial Electrical Project

At Tri-State Electrical, we pride ourselves on answering all your questions about your industrial electrical project. For more information, or to get a quote for your industrial electrical project call us at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at info@tristateec.com today.

Savings from installing a solar storage system

How to Save Money with a Solar Storage System

Solar energy technology is finally becoming efficient enough to generate an amount of power that can result in significant energy cost savings. The cost of implementing a solar storage system has dropped steadily over the last decade. But how can you save money with an excellent solar storage system? Here are a few of the ways:

Tax Credits & Incentives

Even though the upfront cost of installing a solar storage system has dropped, it is still an expensive undertaking. Fortunately, many local, state, and national governments are offering tax credits and incentives to purchase and install a solar storage system. These credits can make a purchase that might have seemed difficult to buy now affordable.

Savings from installing a solar storage system

Reduce Reliance on the Grid

Solar storage systems reduce reliance on the traditional electrical grid, which may lower your electricity bill. Getting credit from the electric company for adding your energy surplus back to the grid is possible.

In areas with frequent brownouts and outages, reduced reliance on the grid can prevent the loss of productivity due to lost connectivity or food spoilage because of the loss of refrigeration. A solar storage system is also beneficial if you live in an area with a high electricity rate.

Peak Hour Saving

If a time-of-use rate determines your electricity rate, the cost is higher during peak hours, usually in the late afternoon and early evening. If you store excess solar energy during the day and use it during peak hours instead of using power from the electric provider.

Provide Backup Power

With a solar storage system, no expensive home generator or the fuel to run it is necessary. It can provide backup power if there is a power outage. This keeps things running smoothly at your home or business during an outage, so you don’t lose money on lost productivity.

Monitor Energy Use

Look for ways to so you can reduce your energy consumption. If you reduce the load on your energy storage, the stored energy lasts longer. You should do this even if you don’t have a solar storage system.

Get a Solar Storage System Installation from Tri-State Electrical Contractors

We have much experience installing, maintaining, and repairing solar storage systems. If you want more information or a quote for some solar storage work, call us at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at info@tristateec.com today.