Types of Improvements
There are five main types of improvements that will be employed to improve distribution power lines across Georgia Power’s grid. Learn more about them below.
Automated Line Devices
Without automated line devices, a problem on the line can cause all customers served by the line to lose power.
By adding automated line devices, outages are automatically isolated to smaller portions of the line so that fewer customers lose power when there’s an issue.
Before Automated Line Device Installation
After Automated Line Device Installation
Without a connection to a nearby line, customers may not have an alternate source of power in the event of an outage.
By adding a connection to a nearby line, power may be rerouted to customers.
Before Adding Connections
After Adding Connections
Some lines are located in areas that are hard to access. In the event of an outage, this can increase the time it takes for a repair crew to get to the line and restore power.
Moving the line closer to the road makes it easier for a repair crew to access the line in the event of an outage and restore power more quickly.
Before Relocating Line
After Relocating Line
Certain lines may benefit from targeted facility, material, and technology upgrades to improve the resiliency of power lines.
Before Line Strengthening
After Line Strengthening
Overhead lines in certain areas may be more prone to outages caused by trees contacting lines or vehicular collisions.
Placing targeted portions of overhead lines underground makes lines less prone to outages.