Gulf Coast – Volt Power performed a line upgrade in the downtown area of Panama City Beach. The project was done in a short turnaround time for 5 miles of transmission line. The new concrete poles, all in excess of 100’, were direct embed and designed for storm hardening. The project layout was challenging, including connections in three substations, over highway work, and in swampy areas that were consistently flooded. Heavy rigging and overland cranes were used to erect the structures safely. And power outages had to carry an eight-hour return to service to support the potential for heavy loads. The project was completed on time and safely.