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  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Armless construction from the 1980's. Those big insulators could certainly handle plenty more than 12.47kV!

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here's a bank of voltage regulators with a couple distribution poles in back.


  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here's another one of Gulf Power's trademark odd alley poles. This design consists of two brackets. The bracket on the left holds the three phases (two on pin-insulators or posts, and one on suspensions), and the bracket to the right holds a guy wire to k…

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    This pole hosts a set of deadends on each primary phase, and a three-phase transformer bank.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here's a closer look at the 12.47kV underbuild of this concrete 115kV pole:


  • Gulf Power 115kV & 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here you can see a 115kV transmission line and a 12.47kV distribution line. The 12.47kV rides underneath the transmission on the concrete pole to the right.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    A "nick of time" shot....looks like this pole just barely dodged the car's radio antenna!

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    These poles host some of my favorite armless construction, with posts bolted directly to the poles.


  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here's some more assorted poles from Gulf Power.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    12.47kV with a transformer bank and three-phase tap. Quite a busy pole!

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here you can get a look at various generations of replacement poles.


  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Every once in a while, I'll see poles from Gulf Power done with chicken wings instead of toothpicks. Typically they involve a branch line tap like the pole here.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Classic 1980's construction.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Some more toothpick brackets from Gulf Power.


  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    I thought this picture came out well.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    The vertical 12.47kV line rounds a corner on this pole.

  • Gulf Power 12.47kV - Pensacola, FL

    Here's some later construction with toothpick brackets. I wonder how long it'll last?


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