About 3M Power Distribution Solutions

  • 3M provides innovative power distribution solutions you can rely on, including insulating & sealing, wire & cable management, locating & marking, cable repair, splicing/connecting/grounding, fire retarding, arc proofing, and safety & personal protection.

A nighttime skyline shows how 3M helps to “Keep the lights on.”
Helping keep the lights on.

Help provide uninterrupted service, prevent shutdowns and avoid power outages with 3M.

  • Get the service delivery and performance you need
  • Realize cost savings
  • Help ensure your facility is meeting industry and regulatory standards

Featured Technologies

  • Grid Optimization

    Enhance the reliability and efficiency of your grid with real-time monitoring.

  • High Voltage

    Decrease installation time and withstand harsh climates and environments with 3M joints and terminations.

  • Locating and Marking

    Get a complete system for damage prevention, locating, marking and mapping underground assets.

  • Cold Shrink

    Install cable splices and terminations quickly and efficiently, without special equipment or permits.

Products for Power Distribution

Protect valuable assets and help ensure consistent service. Choose a product category below to find the right products for your job and to get technical documents.

Need product information in the field? Download the 3M Electrical Products Catalog app by searching "3M Electrical" in the app store.

3M Training Workshops

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Join us for an in-depth, hands-on learning experience with 3M technical experts.

  • Utility Training

    June 11-14, 2018

  • Locating and Marking

    Feb 13-14, 2018
    May 8-9, 2018
    Aug 14-15, 2018
    Oct 16-17, 2018

  • Windfarm Training

    March 7-9, 2018
    June 5-7, 2018
    December 4-6, 2018

Tools to Make the Job Go Smoothly

  • Technical Field Support

    Need assistance with your project? 3M will work with you to determine the products you need.

  • Resource Center

    Get product numbers, product data sheets, technical info, brochures and installation instructions for every product family within Power Distribution.

  • Training

    Watch helpful videos demonstrating a variety of 3M electrical products.

Providing a sustainable alternative to SF6 for the electric power industry

  • National Grid g3 gas insulated line (GIL) SF6-free high-voltage power transmission equipment using 3M™ Novec™ 4710 Insulating Gas

    New 3M™ Novec™ Insulating Gases can reduce greenhouse gas impact by up to 99.99%

    Powering the planet is a serious mission — and one that requires thoughtful protection that reduces potential to harm our environment. For years, the electric power industry has looked for an alternative to SF6 to insulate specialized infrastructure like gas insulated lines (GIL) and gas insulated switchgear (GIS). While effective, SF6 is also a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,500 times that of CO2 when compared over a 100-year period.

    Working with other industry leaders, 3M developed 3M™ Novec™ Insulating Gases to create an insulating gas alternative to SF6. The resulting innovative fluids offer excellent performance with a tiny fraction of the greenhouse gas impact (GHG) of SF6 — up to 99.99% less. At the same time, Novec insulating gases offer a wide margin of worker safety. So if you’re looking for the power to make a change, explore the possibilities Novec can create.

    Learn about insulating gas applications for the electric power industry

    See Novec Insulating Gases products

    Explore the 3M™ Novec™ Insulating Gases Family Brochure (PDF, 1.03 MB).

3M in the Community

  • Two electrical workers wearing pink hard hats put on gloves and prepare to go to work.

    3M Pink Hard Hat Campaign

    3M wants to help bring breast cancer awareness to the electrical industry with the 3M Pink Hard Hat as our symbol of support for this cause. More than 15,000 electrical workers have shown their true colors by wearing pink hard hats to support breast cancer awareness. Wear pink and help us stay strong!

    Join the American Cancer Society and 3M in making a difference. In the past two decades:

    • Breast cancer deaths have dropped 34%
    • 1.5 million lives have been saved
  • 3M employees championing change by volunteering with the United Way.

    Championing Change with the United Way

    3M and 3M employees contributed a record $15 million to more than 2,500 United Way-affiliated agencies and projects across the country in 2015. 3Mers also served more than 53,000 hours across the U.S., packing healthy snacks, planting community gardens, and painting youth spaces, which impacted over one million lives in 150 3M communities.

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