New project underscores YEC’s unblinking focus on service reliability
It has been said, “Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.”
When it comes to improving the reliability of our electric service, we never miss an opportunity at YEC. We’ve recently undertaken a project in northern and western York County that will greatly improve service reliability for approximately 4,700 of our members.
YEC has worked with Duke Energy representatives to have an old transmission line, owned by Duke, rebuilt in the Bethany area. Work on a major section of this 44,000-volt (44KV) transmission line began in March. This line serves several substations in northern and western York County, from which power is distributed to YEC’s members.
Tall steel structures will replace old wood poles and enhance reliability of this transmission line. About 140 wood poles have been removed so far, with 46 steel structures set along 4.7 miles of line between the Bethany and Biggers Branch communities.
Plans are for the work to continue this fall with the same improvements being made on two other sections of this line, one between the Clover and Bethany communities, the other between the Biggers Branch community and the 99 Island hydroelectric dam in Cherokee County. To see a map of the entire 20-mile project, due for completion in 2013, download this PDF:
As big as the job is, it’s just one corner of the big picture here at York Electric Cooperative. We have about 44,000 member accounts along some 3,500 miles of line. All along the way, we’re always looking out for you, the members. We constantly seek to improve our response times to outages and to reduce power interruption times.
Reliability and safety are what our employees focus on each day. I personally am very thankful for our employees who work to deliver reliable service to you each day, no matter what the temperature is outside. Next time you see one of our employees tell him or her thank you for me.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve—and to continually improve.
President and Chief Executive Officer