Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 10/02/2013


Photo taken on October  1, 2013


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CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT
Here's a shot of some towers on the transmission line. Note the gravel path leading to them. The base of the tower on the right was likely marked to keep it visible since it is in close proximity to the path.

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David Dahle
David Dahle
Here I can see the difference in wire gauges. I wouldn't be so sure CL&P would be as motivated to pull the second tower line as it has that heavier wire...?
3 years ago.
Chetlaham has replied to David Dahle
There is a good chance they might end up replacing it too. Even though the line on the left has thicker wires the tower is shorter, which means the conductors cant sag as much from heat. Less heat tolerance means lower current capacity.

But who knows, it might end up staying, you never know.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
My best guess for what they're gonna do is they'll move the wires over to monopoles. I'd prefer it if they left the original towers though and just reconductored the older line though!
3 years ago.
Chetlaham has replied to Power Lines
I would say so too. The thicker wire tower will probably go to monopoles while the other tower will be both monopoles and new conductors.

From what I read the upgrade is taking place because the lines have insufficient current capacity capacity causing excessive voltage drops at several major 115-13.8kv substations in the Nagatuck area. However I cant find any details as to what the exactly would be done during the rebuild.

Will be neat to see in the end.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I know the older 115kV line has all 6 wires running in parallel for one three-phase circuit. Makes me wonder if CL&P's going to do the lines on thicker wire so they can handle more current and have 4 circuits again.
3 years ago.