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Transformer Wrap Program

Why Do We Have a Transformer Wrap Program?

Wrapped Transformers

Why Do We Have a Transformer Wrap Program?

Part of our efforts to protect equipment from graffiti includes permission to install decorative wraps on pad mounted equipment. We recommend designs with a busy pattern, because they can act as a graffiti deterrent. Successful applicants are responsible for initial costs, future maintenance and replacements of the wraps.

When choosing a wrap, please ensure that the design doesn’t contain any:

  • Advertising
  • Third party logos or credits
  • Offensive material, as determined by NorthWestern Energy or the local municipality
  • Chosen image is of high enough resolution to reproduce at scale without pixilation

 

Download NorthWestern Energy Equipment Wrap Application

Installation of wraps or coverings shall only be done by an approved contractor or applicator. Wrapping requirements and procedures are meant to protect our equipment and ensure that safety labels on the units are clearly visible after the wrap has been installed.

Download NorthWestern Energy Wrap Program Standards

Part of our efforts to protect equipment from graffiti includes permission to install decorative wraps on pad mounted equipment. Successful applicants are responsible for initial costs, future maintenance and replacements of the wraps. This policy outlines the eligibility requirements, specifications, and responsibilities needed to qualify and install the wraps on NWE Pad-Mounted equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Check that the equipment is:

  • Free of obvious signs of tempering or openings 

  • Locked with no signs of damage to enclosure

  • Sitting solidly and squarely on the concrete pad

  • Free of oil leaks

  • Free of major or structural rust (rust covers less than 1% of the surface)

  • Free of large blistered or unpainted areas

  • Free of visible structural defects

  • Not hidden in overgrown vegetation

Transformers and switches for underground electrical systems are sometimes installed above ground, bolted to a concrete pad and covered with a padlocked metal box (kiosk) to allow for easier installation and maintenance access. Pad-mounted equipment is safe to clean, wrap, or paint unless it has been damaged willfully, by accident, or by an act of nature. Broken, displaced, leaking, or vandalized equipment may not be safe or may need repair work.
  1. NorthWestern Energy is not responsible for maintenance, repair, or replacement of the wrap or covering. NWE does not assume ownership or any costs associated with the wraps.
  2. NorthWestern Energy is also not responsible for maintenance or replacement if during its normal course of business NorthWestern damages the wrap or replaces the piece of equipment that has a wrap or covering on it with a non-covered piece of equipment.
  3. If the appearance of the wrap or covering fades, peels-off, or degrades the customer is responsible for maintenance or replacement.
  4. Applicants must adhere to safety regulations and use qualified installers (see prerequisites) who have training to work around high voltage equipment.
  5. The owner must sign a wrap agreement, which will remain valid for 10 years.
  1. Take photos of all four sides of the unit(s) to identify any potential defects and/or damage which may need to be addressed by us before wrapping is permitted
  2. Include the pad mounted equipment identification number(s) (see Figure above) and location(s) with the approximate street address and city/town
  3. Include the installer’s name, company, and proposed design (if applicable)
  4. Submit all the required details and photos to ____

Contact your Key Accountant Manager or the Community Relations representative in your area, or apply online.

  • Municipal governments
  • Strata councils
  • Property managers
  • Businesses established for five years or more
  • Well-established and sustaining community groups (e.g. Business Improvement Associations, Kinsmen, Lions or Rotary Clubs, Neighborhood Associations, etc.)
  • Requests from individual homeowners or renters are not being accepted at this time.