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October 27, 2017 6:28 pm

Dozens of Hydro Poles Marked for Replacement in P.G.

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 5:46 AM

Pole replacement  image courtesy BC Hydro

Prince George, B.C.-  BC Hydro is prepping for  the annual   task of  replacing hydro poles in Prince George.

In all, 157  aging poles in P.G. will be changed for new ones.

In order to  ensure the safety of workers,    there  are expected to be power outages in the areas where replacement work is being undertaken.  B.C. Hydro says it will be notifying customers of the planed outages  ahead of time.

The poles being  replaced are,  on average,  between  40 and 50 years  old.  Adverse weather, insects and wildlife all  have an impact on the  deterioration of the poles.

The Prince George replacements are among 10 thousand poles throughout the province which will be replaced this year.





The Radio said there would be “No Power Outages” during changeovers,
Here they say there will be — Which is right ?
Plus — Why not instead of replacing Poles — Put the Lines Underground.
There would be no more need to replace poles and Looks Better.

The cost of going underground is 3 to 10 times the cost of overhead especially when it comes to transmission lines.

Underground cables also are life limited. All underground cables are being replaced in College Hts. for example.

As for outages may or not be needed depending on each job.

What happens to old telephone poles?

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