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Immediate Power Line Repair Storm Response, the Answer to Weather-Related Power Outages - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heavy snowfall matched with high winds can cause severe damage to overhead power lines in Boston, MA. This can result in power outages that hamper a lot of business operations in Massachusetts.

Protective equipment shuts off the flow of power when objects, like a tree limb, come in contact with power lines or circuit breakers. Extreme winter weather conditions can cause trees to be uprooted, knocking down overhead power lines and poles. As a result, power is lost to both commercial and residential areas that are connected to that circuit. Worse, furnaces and other heating systems that are dependent to electrical power also shut-down creating unsafe circumstances because of the severe cold. In these instances, immediate power line storm response is needed to restore power to affected areas.

Power line repairs can take a long time, during winter power outages. Downed trees, snow, and other debris may block streets preventing access to the affected areas. The ElecComm Crew is fully equipped to respond to minor and major power outages in Massachusetts.

For assistance during a weather-related power outage, contact ElecComm.

Planning Storm Responses to Prepare for and Restore from Power Interruptions Due to Storm Events - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 08, 2014

Overhead power lines in Boston, MA make up a power delivery system which is used to transmit and distribute electric power long distances. These structures usually consist of one or more conductors and insulators, suspended by towers, that prevent possible interference at specific locations.

Overhead power lines are generally the most affordable alternative for the transmission and distribution of large quantities of electric energy to different, long distance locations. The supporting towers, either lateral or tubular in form, are made up of high standard materials. However, because they are all exposed in the open and carry numerous wires, they are susceptible to the destructive effects of weather and other natural calamities.

Problems arise when strong winds bring transmission wires down, inconveniencing everyone who is supplied by these lines. Storms can damage the connecting lines or wires no matter how well they were installed, knocking the power out. Storm events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms can uproot trees which may fall on their side hitting adjacent overhead lines. Relative to these adversities, an immediate storm response is required to prepare for and restore power from unplanned interruptions caused by a storm.

ElecComm has continually been exerting efforts to find out the optimal way to design, construct, and maintain power distribution structures to withstand the detrimental effects and harmful elements of nature. For more information, contact us.


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