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CVEC Continues Upgrade To Transmission Lines In Rockfish Valley

[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |
©2015 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo By Tommy Stafford : Crews with Central Virginia Electric and their contractor Mastec were seen up in the sky earlier in the week in Nellysford as they continue replacing poles as part of a project that will last into the summer.

©2015 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo By Tommy Stafford : Crews with Central Virginia Electric and their contractor Mastec were seen up in the sky earlier in the week in Nellysford as they continue upgrading transmission lines as part of a major project that will last into the summer.

Nellysford
Nelson County, VA

No doubt you’ve seen the bucket trucks along Route 151 in the Rockfish Valley of Nelson over the past several weeks. It’s part of an ongoing project by Central Virginia Electric to upgrade the transmission line in the Nellysford area. This also required replacing poles along the way.

“CVEC has been working on a major project to upgrade the transmission line and Nellysford circuit of the distribution line out of the Martins Store substation. This required installing new utility poles and adding a second circuit to the distribution line. When complete there will be additional capacity to ensure service reliability and that we meet the energy demands of the Cooperiative members in that area. Mastec is one of the utility contractors performing the work. A good portion of the project will be complete in the near future and the final elements will be complete by August,” Greg Kelly, Director Of Member Services with CVEC, tells us.

The project is expected to continue into the late summer. Crews are being extremely careful while making the improvements to prevents linemen from getting hurt.

The project is expected to continue into the late summer. Crews are being extremely careful while making the improvements to prevents linemen from getting hurt.

“CVEC normally operates with our protective devices, known as reclosers, set to attempt to re-energize a line multiple times when a temporary fault occurs, such as a tree branch brushing against the electric line. With construction crews working in a hot environment, the reclosers are set on “one-shot” meaning that a temporary fault will de-energize the line immediately as a safety precaution.”

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