Northeast Power utilizes fiber optic and microwave towers for real-time communication regarding electrical systems and as a safety communication device. In order to prevent accidents that damage our towers, concrete bollards have been placed in high-risk areas.
SUBSTATION SAFETY TRAINING
A Substation Training Meeting was held at the Davis Substation in Southern Iowa EC territory to review safe working practices in substations.
Crews recently completed work at the Muldrow Substation that included increasing the size of the transformer and replacing three single-phase transformers with one three-phase transformer. Additionally, new Nova reclosers were installed.
A partial line re-route will avoid erosion problems experienced along the Fox River. The increased span length along with the addition of steel poles in this area will improve reliability and reduce maintenance expenses likely to occur with continued erosion.
Crews are installing steel, double circuit poles for the Spring Grove Double Circuit Project. This project will help provide a looped, 69 kV feed to the Spring Grove Substation in Access Energy's service territory.
NEW SWITCH STATION
Northeast Power takes pride in reliability. Currently, crews are working on completing a new switch station project in Spring Grove which will improve redundancy and reliability for our members.