- Upgrading distribution circuit equipment by installing new sectionalizing devices, such as fuses and reclosers, to help limit the scope of outages across the entire Penelec service territory. The cost of this project is approximately $28 million.
- Installing radio controlled switches that can be operated remotely from the company dispatch center, giving our system operators the ability to restore power quickly and efficiently.
- Installing equipment to help maintain proper voltage levels. This is expected to benefit Penelec's industrial and large commercial customers that operate large motors, drives and other machinery.
- Inspecting and replacing utility poles. This inspection process is conducted on a 12-year cycle. Inspections began in January, with replacement work scheduled to be completed throughout the fall.
- Spending approximately $19 million as part of Penelec's ongoing vegetation management program to trim trees and maintain proper clearances to protect against tree-related storm damage. Trees are the leading cause of power outages in Pennsylvania.
Penelec Spend Of $105 Million In 2013 Designed To Enhance Electric System And Reliability
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