Technical Solutions Partners

Our Technical Solutions team is comprised of highly trained Application Engineers, Specialists and support staff strategically spread throughout the United States.

Our goal is to use our experience and industry knowledge to help provide all of Border States’ customers with world-class support and product expertise.

To successfully enable that outcome, we have partnered with several outstanding technology partners listed on this page.

For more information about any of these partners, products and services, please contact


Electric utilities have relied on AFL for over 30 years — from transmission and substation accessories to cable and fiber optic hardware. That same infrastructure also supports FTTx networks for delivering new services to electric utility customers. AFL’s FOLLOW THE POWER® and PON ON PRIMARY® services simplify fiber installation to a network that electric utilities know very well, which is their own power network. The electric utility power network from generation all the way to the consumer is similar to a fiber network that can go as far as that same consumer.


Arteche is an international leader in developing solutions for the generation, transmission, distribution and industrial market segments. Arteche’s technological capabilities, financial independence and experience gained over 70 years ensure their products achieve the highest levels of quality and reliability. Arteche USA is a North American manufacturer of medium-voltage (up to 69 kV) instrument transformers and offers a wide range of oil-free, resin-insulated instrument transformers to meet your requirements. Arteche has been supplying instrument transformers to the North American market for over 20 years and has over one million units installed worldwide.


Aclara helps utilities manage change, seek new approaches and harness data and new technologies to supply more efficient and reliable services to their customers. As an end-to-end, smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) partner, Aclara couples innovative technology with data-driven solutions to predict, plan and respond to system conditions across electric, gas or water distribution networks.


Belden delivers the infrastructure that makes the digital journey simpler, smarter and secure. Belden is moving beyond connectivity — from what they make to what they make possible through a performance-driven portfolio, forward-thinking expertise and purpose-built solutions. With a legacy of quality and reliability spanning 120-plus years, Belden has a strong foundation to continue building the future.


ChargePoint is a leading electric vehicle charging station provider that offers a comprehensive range of charging solutions and services. The company develops, manufactures and operates a network of electric vehicle charging stations that cater to both residential and commercial users. ChargePoint’s charging stations are compatible with all electric vehicles and offer software solutions to meet most needs. Additionally, their user-friendly mobile app and platform enable drivers to locate, reserve and pay for charging sessions easily. ChargePoint plays a key role in supporting the transition to electric mobility and promoting sustainable transportation.


Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems makes medium- and high-voltage electrical equipment, components and systems that help bring electric power to homes, industries, businesses and institutions throughout the world. Used in substations, overhead, underground and in-plant medium-voltage distribution systems, Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems products include capacitors, voltage regulators, reclosers and sectionalizers, distribution switchgear and distribution automation equipment.

Enel X

Enel X is a subsidiary company of Fortune 200 renewable energy leader, the Enel Group, and is dedicated to electric mobility. The company manages over 230,000 public and private charging ports in North America, both directly and through roaming agreements and joint ventures. As a global platform for electric mobility, Enel X is focused on developing flexible charging technologies and solutions to improve the customer experience and enable the electrification of transport for consumers, businesses, cities and public administrations. They offer a full suite of EVSE, software platform and turn-key installation solutions to support any electric vehicle charging program.

eSmart Systems

eSmart Systems is a leading provider of AI-powered services and solutions for the inspection and maintenance of critical energy infrastructure. In 2018 and 2019, eSmart was selected as a finalist for Microsoft’s AI Partner of the Year out of 2,600 AI companies. eSmart has commercial revenues from large and established utilities and transmission and distribution grid operators around the world. Key investors in the company include Energy Impact Partners, Kongsberg Digital, Equinor Ventures, Nysnø, Innogy Ventures and several Norwegian utilities. In 2019, eSmart Systems raised $34.4 million in funding to accelerate its growth in North America, where it continues to expand and grow market share.


FLO operates one of the largest electric vehicle charging networks in North America for drivers to plug in wherever they are — at home, at work or on the go. With a vertically integrated solution, FLO offers customers a seamless and consistent experience, from the purchase of the charging equipment to the ongoing operation and maintenance of the stations, building customer loyalty and satisfaction and reducing customer support costs.


Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Itron’s portfolio of networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps their customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. Itron helps improve the quality of life, ensures safety and promotes the well-being of millions of people around the globe, and they are dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.


For more than 125 years, Landis+Gyr has been an industry leader in energy management solutions. Using their advanced metering infrastructure and other cutting-edge Smart Grid technologies, Landis+Gyr have helped utility companies all over the globe improve their operations, protect their assets, lower their operating costs and provide better customer service. With a focus on quality, reliability and innovation, Landis+Gyr’s portfolio of products and services can help you do the same and modernize your Smart Grid for the future.

Pacific Volt

Pacific Volt has established a new market for series injection voltage regulation technology that meets the increasing demand for voltage regulation and Smart Grid solutions in the power distribution sector. The company’s groundbreaking products help future-proof the electric grid, increase energy efficiency and improve power quality.


Partner Technologies Incorporated (PTI) manufactures and repairs liquid-filled distribution and small- and medium-size power transformers up to a base rating of 30MVA at 145kV.

Rycom Instruments,® Inc.   

Established in 1946, Rycom Instruments® has become a leading manufacturer of cable-, pipe- and fault-locating equipment. Originally a developer of telegraph carrier equipment for railroad communications, Rycom Instruments® began designing and manufacturing locating equipment in the 1950s. Today, they devote all of their effort to sales, service, manufacturing and engineering in the locating industry, successfully serving markets around the world.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leading positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centers/networks. They also have intelligent electric meters, software and digital services.

Sharper Shape

The utility asset intelligence software, Sharper CORE, is at the heart of their platform agnostic ecosystem that seamlessly enables third-party integration. Powered by AI and cloud-based, it offers collection, visualization and analysis of all utility asset and vegetation inspection data, as well as forecasting and actionable reporting. By giving utilities a powerful process made of the most advanced tools based on cutting-edge technology, they empower efforts to stay sharper, and as a result, utilities stay better.


SkySkopes is a professional service provider with a highly qualified operations and geospatial team. The team operates a wide variety of advanced sensors and aircrafts for transmission and distribution line inspections, oil and gas applications and many other innovative use cases that focus on adding value. SkySkopes’ platforms include drones, helicopters and mobile systems.


Tantalus provides a multi-purpose Smart Grid solutions platform for advanced metering, demand response, distribution automation and grid optimization. TUNet® — the Tantalus Utility Network — is an award-winning, end-to-end communications and applications system that enables electric, water and gas municipal and cooperative utilities to automate processes, improve business operations and deliver top-tier customer service. TUNet® is deployed at utilities that are determined to manage resources intelligently and meet ambitious

efficiency goals.

Von Corporation

The Von Corporation is known throughout the industry for their portable high-voltage test and cable fault locating equipment. Their primary goal is to provide top-of-the-line equipment and great customer service, which is demonstrated through its on-site training and 24-hour technical service that is included with every purchase.