Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 04/02/2016


Photo taken on March 21, 2016


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Gulf Power 46kV - Santa Rosa County, FL

Gulf Power 46kV - Santa Rosa County, FL
Here's a cool old 46 kV dead-end pole outside of the Whiting Field substation.

SW Ohio Lines, Jesse Lor, David Dahle and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Tony Glen
Tony Glen
I wish the Eastern Shore had lines like this, nice catch!
2 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Thanks! There aren't too many good 46kV lines like this left on Gulf Power, so it is always a treat to find them in service! This pole is at the end of the 46kV line that had all those braceless wooden arms.
2 years ago.
Tony Glen has replied to Power Lines
In the next week or two I'm heading to West Virginia so maybe I'll catch some nice Potomac Edison 34.5kV.
2 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I wish you good luck there - I remember there being good construction on Potomac Edison's grid.
2 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
It occurs to me that phase to ground on the 46kV lines would be 27.6.
2 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Interesting. That would mean a 46kV distribution system could be feasible in the future, given the phases are provided adequate clearance.
2 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
One of my friends is an electrical contractor and does some occasional utility work, and he says 34.5 is about the practical limit for distribution, mainly from a safety standpoint. So any 41.6kV or 46kV distribution transformers that have been seen are likely because those were cheaper than getting a lower-voltage line into that area.
2 years ago.