Palermo-East Nicolaus 115-kV Reconstruction

  • Date Completed: May 2014
  • Project Location: Palermo, CA
  • Project Category: transmission and distribution
  • Project Owner: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

This reconstruction project involved removing 75 lattice towers and foundations and installing 75 double-circuit hybrid poles and tubular steel poles. Five lattice towers were raised with 10-foot top cage extensions. Reconducturing was completed with wire-to-wire conductor replacement. Helicopter long lining transportation was used throughout the project. Tower removal and pole installation work was completed at night due to summer load restrictions. Top cage extension installations were completed under energized conditions.