City of Niles, Mich., Selects McLean Engineering for Pole Attachment Inventory

The City of Niles, Mich., recently selected McLean Engineering Company to provide a pole attachment inventory for its electric utility.


As part of its joint use and pole attachment agreements, the City of Niles is due to conduct a pole attachment count and joint use inventory on its system. The municipality selected McLean Engineering to provide this count in an effort to collect updated information on a GIS basis, improve relationships with its attachers, and clean up issues related to attachments.

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, make-ready engineering as well as contract development, negotiation, and administration. To find out more, please visit our blog at

About the City of Niles Electric Utility
The electric utility for the City of Niles, Mich., is a wholesale purchaser of power from American Electric Power. The Division provides reliable and cost-effective service to 7,500 customers with a peak load of 31.5 MW. The 34.5 kV electric transmission system serves seven distribution substations that convert this transmission voltage to either 12.47 kV or 4.16 kV for 28 different distribution feeders. To learn more, visit