Berkeley Electric Cooperative Selects McLean Engineering For Underground Inspection and Testing

Berkeley Electric Cooperative (BEC) of South Carolina recently selected McLean Engineering Company to provide underground inspection and testing of its facilities. To accomplish this, McLean will create a custom inspection and testing process for all switchgears, junction cabinets, transformers, service pedestals and underground-fed light poles on Berkeley Electric’s underground system.

BEC was searching for a low-cost inspection program that would improve safety and reliability on its system, effectively track inspection data, and provide easy access to the required documentation.

McLean Engineering’s solution combines the inspectors' field experience, client requests for inspection content data extracted from existing software, and flexible mapping software. It includes:

  • Inspection forms personalized to Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s needs
  • Inspection records linked to BEC’s existing map data
  • GPS integration for locating each piece of inspected equipment

McLean works with many cooperatives, municipalities, and state trade organizations when it comes to inspections, creating safety-focused, cost-effective, field user-friendly and easily-integrated solutions tailored to the organizations’ specific needs.

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About McLean Engineering
Established in 1936, McLean Engineering is celebrating 80 years of experience in the power engineering field, serving electric utility systems throughout the United States. McLean Engineering has an unparalleled reputation for providing safe, reliable and durable design solutions by focusing on long-term relationships with their clients.

McLean Engineering provides design, engineering, inspection, and energy solutions, and is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of pole attachments, having presented to national audiences on the topic at numerous industry conferences and webinars and consulted for electric utilities across the U.S. on pole attachment issues.

About Berkeley Electric Cooperative
BEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned, state-of-the-art electric utility serving over 85,000 accounts in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties with over 5,000 miles of line connecting them all together. This makes BEC the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina, and one of the top in the nation. To learn more, visit