Penelec rebuilds parts of transmission line to enhance reliability

Sponsored by

As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Pennsylvania Electric Co. (Penelec) is rebuilding sections of a 46,000 volt power line that connects substations in Nanty Glo and Ehrenfeld in central Cambria County.

The $2.7 million project involves replacing equipment, including wire, insulators, fuses and cross-arms on a seven-mile section of sub-transmission line. In addition, the project includes replacing 104 wooden poles. Overall, the rebuild is expected to increase the capacity of the line by more than 70 percent.

"Our investment in infrastructure upgrades in Cambria County will continue to help us provide more reliable service to our customers," said Scott Wyman, Penelec regional president.  "These types of projects pay off over the long term with fewer and shorter service disruptions and result in a stronger system for future growth."

The project is on schedule to be completed and in service by the end of the month.

Sponsored by
Most Popular Articles

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

April 2015
Volume 19, Issue 4
cover

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

WEBCASTS

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
 
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
 
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.

UTILITY PRODUCTS BUYERS' GUIDE

POWER INDUSTRY JOBS

Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.

BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.