Appalachian Electric Cooperative Selects McLean Engineering for Pole Attachment/Joint Use Inventory


Appalachian Electric Cooperative, based in New Market, Tenn., has selected McLean Engineering Company to provide a pole attachment inventory for the Cooperative’s nearly 2,600 miles of distribution line over five counties.

As part of its joint use and pole attachment agreements, Appalachian Electric is due to conduct a pole attachment count and joint use inventory on its system. After a competitive bid process, the Cooperative 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 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.

About Appalachian Electric Cooperative
Appalachian Electric Cooperative was formed in 1940 as a member-owned electric cooperative. AEC’s mission is to provide its membership with reliable, safe, and efficient electric service in a courteous and timely manner at an affordable cost. Appalachian Electric’s service area includes parts of five counties in northeastern Tennessee, serving over 47,000 members with almost 2,600 miles of distribution line. To learn more, please visit