Transformer shortage may delay new construction projects

SDCEA does our best to provide excellent service day-in and day-out, and that includes timely installation of quality equipment to support our members.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, SDCEA has been preparing for supply chain issues by ordering equipment in advance, working closely with our long-term supply partners, finding alternative manufacturers, and closely tracking equipment delivery schedules.

Due to the current global supply chain issues, certain parts and pieces of equipment, including transformers, have unusually long manufacturing and delivery lead times. SDCEA buys American-made products when practical, but even those products have been affected by production and shipping delays. Unfortunately, we are beginning to feel the effects of the global supply chain issues and our transformer inventory is critically low. Transformers are required for all electric services. The shortage of transformers may delay new construction projects.

Thank you for your support as we continue to strategize and work hard to maximize the equipment inventory available, and we are dedicated to serving our members throughout this latest challenge.