David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 05/22/2013


Photo taken on May 24, 1998


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North Central Electric Coop - Lake Metigoshe, ND

North Central Electric Coop - Lake Metigoshe, ND
This was one of my favorite memory poles growing up. Because of the late time at which we often arrived at the cabin, the 'yard light' on this pole was always a welcome sight as it meant we were just a couple miles from the cabin. The coop buried the system in this area a few years ago.

Here's the recloser pole just a couple spans down (and is still there): www.ipernity.com/doc/ndlinegeek/18591605

Jesse Lor, Tony Glen, Power Lines have particularly liked this photo


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Power Lines
Power Lines
Is that the road in the background?
4 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
Yup. Lake Loop. The branch serves the Rubgy Point and Westergard subdivisions.
4 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
That's interesting...I always pictured in my mind this pole being out in a rural area instead of a subdivision! So I'm guessing North Central Electric Co-op buried all the stuff just around the lake?
4 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
I should correct that. This junction pole was removed - there is still a 3-phase line to the north and south and going down the side road. I'm guessing there was a second circuit that parallels the overhead one as an underground line and they needed to get everything into a nearby interconnect pedestal. The overhead portion of the main 3-phase feeder DOES go underground before the Birchwood turnoff. Once you get away from Lake Loop into the subdivisions, there will usually be a 7200V line winding its way along the road.

The North Lake Park segment in particular has glass on the 7200V line.
4 years ago.