READING PA – Inspections and maintenance (at top and below) by power supplier Metropolitan Edison on its weather-sensitive electrical equipment is being completed now, before winter arrives, the company said Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2017). It serves residents of northeast Lower Pottsgrove among its 560,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.
The work includes inspecting heating equipment for substation components, such as capacitor banks, transformers, and oil- and gas-filled circuit breakers, it reported. Some substations that also include buildings with remote-controlled relay equipment will be winterized and have their heating systems checked.
Helicopter patrols also are completing inspections on approximately 1,380 miles of transmission lines located in the Met-Ed service area. The inspections are designed to look for damaged wire, broken cross arms, failed insulators, and other hardware problems not visible from the ground.
“Conducting winter maintenance procedures for our infrastructure, combined with fleet maintenance designed to prepare our vehicles for winter operations, make a difference when the weather turns cold,” said Ed Shuttleworth, Met-Ed regional president.
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