This $100+ million three-year reliability and resiliency project will further strengthen the electric grid across Long Island and in the Rockaways. In response to Hurricane Sandy, LIPA and National Grid (the previous service provider to LIPA) acquired funds from FEMA under the FEMA 406 Mitigation program to implement a Hazard Mitigation Program to the LIPA transmission and distribution system. The primary focus of the Program is to harden Long Island’s Transmission and Distribution system by upgrading approximately 450 miles of mainline distribution lines. This is an effort to resist future storm damage and gain a 20% reduction in the number of customers impacted by service interruptions when storm damage occurs.

Haugland Energy responded to a LIPA/PSEG-LI RFP and was awarded a contract for performing construction services on the Hazard Mitigation Program relative to:

  • Construction project management & scheduling of construction activities; managing and maintaining a workforce of up to 200 Lineman 
  • Replacing 15,000 existing mainline distribution utility poles, 6.5 million feet of overhead primary wire and 500,000 feet of open wire secondary with Triplex
  • Installation, or transfer, when and where designated by a construction package, of insulators, transformers, automated switching units, reclosers, switches, capacitors & regulators, remote terminal units, anchors and risers, grounding provisions, lightening arrestors, and/or any other Company attachments
  • Installation, when and where designated by a construction package, of underground services such as trenching for conduit, directional drilled conduit and primary cable, manholes, primary cable, riser poles and terminations

This work is being performed under the leadership of William Haugland and his executive staff, Richard Neugebauer, Richard Weyer, John Reynolds and Steve Squillante. The executive team is supported by a management team consisting of engineers, safety professionals and supervisors.

Portrait of FEMA Long Island Electric Distribution Storm Hardening

Richard C. Weyer

Executive Vice President

Portrait of FEMA Long Island Electric Distribution Storm Hardening

Steven Squillante

Senior Vice President

Portrait of FEMA Long Island Electric Distribution Storm Hardening

William Leonard

Director of Safety

Bob Dubois

Electrical Manager

Greg Redmond

Foreman

FEMA Long Island Electric Distribution Storm Hardening

PROJECT BUDGET

$100+

MILLION

FEMA Long Island Electric Distribution Storm Hardening

PROJECT START DATE

2015

IN PROGRESS