High Voltage Construction


Sturgeon Electric has completed transmission projects in voltages up to 500kV, and has installed thousands of miles of optical ground wire (OPGW) on overhead transmission lines.

Sturgeon Electric has completed transmission projects in some of the most challenging of conditions. Whether working on farmlands or in mountains, through solid rock or swamplands, on flat sandy soil or on steep rocky inclines, using helicopters or barges, we get the job done.

We have experience constructing and installing wood, steel monopole and steel lattice structures ranging in size from 60’ (including phase-raising) to 280′. We install steel lattice towers and tubular steel poles using both direct embedment and steel reinforced concrete caissons, and have experience working with a wide range of soil and ground conditions.

We team with some of the best engineering firms in the country to ensure clients are delivered with high-quality design/build teams and projects that maximize communication, safety, productivity and cost-savings on every project.

Substations & Switchyards

Sturgeon Electric has constructed high-voltage substations, switch stations and interconnect stations throughout the western United States from 34.5kV to 500kV from the ground-up, in addition to extensive maintenance, expansion and rebuild work. We are skilled in performing substation work under Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) methods of project delivery.  We have also constructed static var compensation systems and capacitor bank systems.  We provide construction estimating and support, material ordering, tracking and expediting, foundation construction, steel erection, bus work installation, welding, power and control cable installation and finish rock.

Distribution Systems

Sturgeon Electric has performed all types of overhead and underground distribution projects throughout the western United States, ranging from new development in rural areas to repairs in metropolitan areas and rebuild projects.

Sturgeon Electric maintains long-term, established alliance agreements with clients to perform distribution line construction and maintenance services.  These collaborative relationships provide many benefits to clients that include the fostering and achievement of common goals, improved decision-making, reduced costs and increases in production and efficiency.

Emergency Storm Restoration

For more than a century, Sturgeon Electric has restored power to utility customers throughout the continental United States from damage caused by ice storms, wind storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, lighting and earthquakes. As a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc. (MYR Group), Sturgeon Electric has the personnel and equipment resources required to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of utility clients.

Line and safety crews are dispatched immediately during regular business hours and assembled quickly during non-business hours through our 24-hour emergency dispatching service.  Advance approval is obtained from current utility customers for the release of crews required for a major outage.

Renewable Energy

For more than a decade, Sturgeon Electric has been constructing substations, transmission lines and collector systems for solar and wind farms throughout the United States, which has allowed us to develop and refine execution capabilities to meet the unique requirements that are common on these projects. Rooted in teamwork, we have established solid working relationships with many engineering partners to provide Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) solutions that focus on innovative engineering, timely procurement and quality construction that result in economically feasible projects that are delivered on-time and on-budget.