Michigan Municipal Electric Association Selects McLean Engineering for Joint Use Contract Consulting


The Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) of Lansing recently selected McLean Engineering Company to consult with the organization on pole attachment agreements and joint use contracts.

In an effort to be proactive in addressing pole attachment issues on its members’ electric distribution systems, MMEA retained McLean to develop a template pole attachment agreement for its members.  The agreement can be used by MMEA members to establish a framework for managing pole attachments.  This will encourage an orderly process of attaching to electric utility poles while ensuring attachments are done in a safe way that does not impact the reliable provision of power in MMEA member cities.

McLean works with many municipalities, cooperatives and state trade organizations to navigate through joint-use concerns by providing expertise in all areas related to joint-use and pole attachment matters.

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

McLean Engineering provides design, engineering and inspection solutions, and is nationally-recognized in the area of pole attachments, having presented to national audiences on the topic and consulted for electric utilities across the U.S. on pole attachment issues, including rental rates, permitting, inspection, attacher management and make-ready engineering as well as contract development, negotiation and administration. To find out more, please visit our blog at

About MMEA
The Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) is Michigan’s trade group for municipally owned electric utilities. The communities in Michigan that own and operate a municipal utility provide approximately 8% of the state’s total electricity requirements. Many of these municipal utilities are more than 100 years old. The MMEA provides its 40 member cities with a host of services including an annual conference, communication services, legislative services, legal assistance and educational seminars and training. For more information, visit mmeanet.org.