The advancement in automation of processes often means that our customer has increased the needs for the average industrial, commercial of retail customers power supply. The more power, often means bigger equipment which can lead to the need for our customers to take their power supply from the local distribution network (the grid) at High Voltage (6.6kV or 11kV) as appose to the more well known single phase 240V or 3-phase 415V supply. Operating at High Voltage (HV) presents it’s own challenges presenting users further headaches when trying to comply with the Electricity at work Act and Health and Safety at Work regulations, and their desire to operate a safe network for their employees and their business.
Becoming an Electricity North East (Construction & Maintenance) COMA customer helps to overcome this problem. Under the COMA (Control, Operation and Maintenance agreements) we create and provide both the operational systems of work you need to need to safely operate a HV network, as well as provide a team of Design Engineers, Senior Authorised Persons (SAPs) and technicians who will provide safe access, operate, maintain and help you develop and run your network in an efficient manor. In a nutshell, we provide all the policies, procedures and thinking about your HV network giving you on less thing to worry about and allowing you to concentrate on running your business.
It’s quite simple. We become an extension to your hand. Customers can think of us as the HV Engineering department of your business. You continue to own the assets and equipment of your network, and you employ us to ensure that it is regularly inspected, cleaned, maintained and operating efficiently.