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Repairing Downed Power Lines is Important to Public Safety

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017
ElecComm Power Line Response in Wilmington, MA

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. This is why that which can be a danger to the public must be immediately addressed; this includes downed power lines. Downed or damaged power lines can pose a serious threat to the public but they also bring massive inconvenience when damaged. As soon as a lines are downed, companies must immediately begin repairing downed power lines.

Power lines can get damaged through accidents and as a result of severe weather conditions. Both scenarios can result in broken utility poles and power lines on the ground. Even though damaged, lines are still live and can cause electrocution to people and animals. Power line storm response that is immediate can prevent these threats. Immediate repair of power lines also ensures the restoration of power which is vital for both businesses and residents.

It is also important to conduct regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines as part of safety and preventative measures. This ensures that power lines and poles are up to standard. To find out more about repairing downed power lines, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Makes Power Lines Hurricane-Proof

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Hurricanes, tropical storms and Nor' Easters can cause quite a bit of damage to communities. Among the damage there are always downed power lines which cause widespread outages. Power line restoration services usually begin immediately, however, depending on the expanse of damage, repairs can often take a lot of time and resources. Hurricanes and strong winds occur fairly often in fall and winter in Massachusetts which can translate into huge expenses. This is why communities and businesses should consider underground high voltage cable networks for long term cost-effectiveness and decreased power interruptions.

At first glance, businesses may get discouraged in regards to underground power lines because of the initial costs. However, they fail to realize that underground power lines have many advantages that can justify the initial expense. They are, in fact, more cost-efficient in the long run. Underground lines are less susceptible to weather and wind damage, which means damage is decreased. This leads to far lower overall repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, the cost and danger of pruning tree limbs are eliminated as well. As a result, repair and maintenance costs can be removed as a budget line-item for businesses, municipalities and electric companies.

Companies should also consider underground high voltage cable installation because they are so much better insulated than overhead. Underground power lines are covered with layers of insulation that prevent heat dissipation and lower transmission loss. By choosing underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA, transmission is safer and more efficient, also reducing end costs.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

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