Equipment Upgrades

REC employees work every day to ensure your electricity is always available when you need it.

UPGRADING POWER LINES

Upgrading LinesREC regularly plans projects to upgrade power lines. Upgrades can more than double the capacity compared with the old lines. They also improve service reliability. In addition, these upgrades give crews the opportunity to restore service through load transfers, something that's not possible without replacing lines.


REPHASING POWER LINES AND REPLACING POLES

Rephasing Power LinesREC and its contractors work to improve service to members by rephasing power lines and installing new utility poles. Where needed, crews replace poles, increasing the load capacity of power lines.

 

MAINTAINING UNDERGROUND POWER LINES

Underground Power LinesREC installs underground power lines to serve members. The Cooperative monitors the performance of these cables and, as needed, proactively replaces them with new, better-designed conductors. The replacement cables have a longer life and are more reliable and cost effective.