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Summer Line Construction

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Our lineworkers and contractors will be building approximately 150 miles of line in 2018 and much of that work is done during the summer. It is likely that you will see our crews working in an area near you. If you do happen run across our crews, please slow down and exhibit caution when they are working! We have compiled a list of some of our major projects to share with you. This is just a portion of what we are working on but it provides a good overview. Stay safe this summer!

Volga South to Oldham Project: We are constructing 13 miles of new three phase overhead line to replace old two phase and three phase overhead line. This project will create a three phase tie between the Volga and Oldham substations.

Volga West to Oldham Project: We are constructing eight and a half miles of new three phase overhead line to replace old three phase overhead and underground line. This project will strengthen the three phase tie between the Volga and Oldham substations.

Medary to Rutland Project: We are constructing seven miles of new three phase overhead line to replace old three phase overhead line. This project will strengthen the three phase tie between the Medary and Rutland substations.

Volga to Bruce Project: We are constructing seven miles of new three phase overhead line to replace old three phase overhead line. This project with strengthen the three phase tie between the Volga and Bruce substations.

Hartford Substation Project: Our power supplier, East River Electric, will be replacing the Hartford substation this year. We will install new three phase underground facilities and switchgear to tie into existing facilities into the new Hartford substation.

Hills 4 kV Conversion Project: We are in the process of converting the existing 4 kV system in the town of Hills to 12 kV. This project will allow us to more readily provide backup power for the town of Hills.

Underground Replacement and Tap Burial Projects: We will be replacing eight miles of underground cable and converting eight miles of existing overhead tap lines to underground tap lines, from the road into rural residences and farms.