Penelec rebuilds parts of transmission line to enhance reliability

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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.

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