Recently, a significant safety improvement was made to the pole yard at Northeast Power's Headquarters. Steel bollards were installed along the pole staging area to safely secure poles in this staging area.
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.
Northeast Power is replacing the existing wooden substation structure at the Canton W2 Substation with steel structures to better promote reliability and safety.
NEW SWITCHES INSTALLED
Old, manually operated switches at the Canton Wye Switch Station have been replaced with new, motor-operated switches that can be operated remotely.
A series of switches have been installed on the Spring Grove double circuit line designed to improve sectionalizing.
The Jacksonville Substation rebuild converts an old substation previously used to supply a pipeline to a new substation that will provide backup power for the Cairo Substation.
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.
BROWN INSULATOR REPLACEMENT
Northeast Power is actively working to replace outdated brown insulators within substations to a newer version.