American Electric Changing-out a Meter Center near Jacksonville University

The River City Landing apartment complex called American Electric of Jacksonville for a residential electrical contract repair while they had two 500Amp services begin to fail causing power outages throughout the neighborhood. This community is east of downtown, across the St. Johns River, nearby Jacksonville University which houses many of their students. We understand how important it is for these students to have the electricity for not only powering their computers and having light to study but to also provide safety and peace of mind.

These apartments were out of power all day and into the night as American Electric had been contracted and arrived at the job site. We replaced the two meters with one 1000Amp service meter to resolve the power outages. JEA was on standby to tap up the power as we finished the meter change-out.

In times like these, people know to not take electricity for granted. When the internet is out it can feel like we’re 1980’s, but when the power is out it can feel like we’re in the 1880’s. American Electric of Jacksonville is effective and efficient in every job having highly trained and skilled technicians and journeymen to turn the power back on.

American Electric Installs Primary Loop at Naval Station Mayport

American Electric of Jacksonville has been hired for military contracting with Navel Station Mayport to install primary wire. The navy base is located northwest of Jacksonville where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean. We installed 800 ft of primary wire from transformer to transformer through a manhole as a backfed grid system to restore power if it goes out.

We layed a 6″ PVC conduit in ditch to protect the primary wire then encased the conduit in concrete, with a copper locate wire inside, shown in the photo. A bare copper wire was also placed on top of the concrete to counterpoise, providing a grounding path for a lightening strike. The concrete was then left to dry for a day and was back-filled.

The manhole had to be core-bored and grouted where the conduit entered. And, the copper wire entering then had to be fire-taped and racked around the hole, completing the project.

American Electric of Jacksonville is grateful for the men and women who serve in our military and are proud to provide our reliable services. To our luck during this project, the USS Iwo Jima was even present, shown in the background of the photo.

A mansion we wired in 2010 on Amelia Island, Florida, 17,000 sq ft!

American Electric of Jacksonville has been hired for a residential contract by EC Keyon to wire this brand new mansion in Amelia Island. Amelia Island is located in Nassau County, northwest of Jacksonville and is known for its luxury and beauty with 2 ocean front state parks and 7 golf courses. This 17,841 sq. ft. house is located both on the Amelia Island Golf Course and is oceanfront, shown in these photos the views are truly breathtaking.

The four-year-long project started December of 2006 and was finished in December of 2010 by American Electric. This house required a 1200 Amp Service we wired throughout to power the plugs, switches and lights we installed, as well as being connected to a programmable dimming system. The dimming system included timed automation to turn on the lights in the driveway and programmed paths in the house. The 3 story commercial elevator that had been installed was also wired, along with a state of the art 100kw whisper quiet generator located inside the house in case of a power outage.

American Electric was hired for this residential electrical contract because of our reputation in the highest quality of electricians and project management. “Our focus on customer satisfaction is second to none which has made us the industry leader in the Southeast.”

High Voltage cabinet change out at NS Mayport by American Electric

American Electric of Jacksonville has been contracted to replace high voltage electric cabinet at Navel Station Mayport, a major navel installation located in Jacksonville, Florida. We have been contracting with NS Mayport for 17 years meeting military requirements and maintaining electrical applications.

The cabinet had rusted out on top (as seen in photo by tarp on top). Being so close to the ocean, the salty sea breezes can cause extreme corrosion. To help protect better against the elements, it has been replaced by a 404 stainless steel cabinet, painted mussel green, a navy specification.

This job was completed by American Electric on a Saturday due to electricity outages that have occurred throughout the area to minimize downtime in adjacent building.

WW Gay Mechanical Contractor, from Jacksonville, was contracted to move the cabinets using a crane to pick out the old and set in the new.

American Electric‘s electricians reworked high voltage cables to be accepted by the new cabinet.

These cables were then hypotted (monitoring to ensure the cables do not ground from the high voltages)  and re-certified as they were approved by CE Testing, a military certified company from Macclenny located just west of Jacksonville.

We look forward to future jobs with Navel Station Mayport.  We are proud to be contracted and provide the best electrical service to support our military.