David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 05/26/2013


Photo taken on May 25, 2013


See also...


Keywords

12.5kV
2400V delta


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

185 visits

Lakota, ND municipal

Lakota, ND municipal
Thought this was interesting to see. The upper arm is 12.5kV while the bottom arm is one of the last two 2400V lines.

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


10 comments - The latest ones
Power Lines
Power Lines
I love that muni arm there! Looks like it's full of sinker pins though. Hope they got a nice stock-pile of the trusty ol' steel clamp pins!
4 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
I think that 2400V arm will sit like that until they get around to moving the load off the 2400V system over to the newer distribution line.
4 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I wonder how many of these "old timer" municipal utilities will still be around in 20 years? It seems that most of them are in the process of ditching their old 2.4kV and 4.16kV systems (and the "old timer" munis in Connecticut that I know of are also ditching their 4.8kV and 8.32kV systems as well) in favor of 15kV-class distribution.
4 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
The munis in SD have been switching over their 4kV systems over to underground 12.5kV systems.
4 years ago.
Justin S
Justin S
I found out that there is street view for Lakota now. Where is this town fed from? I found the OTP sub north of town (seen you have a photo of it) and it also seems to be a large transmission sub south of town. It seems there is 3 stepdown banks including the neat little sub by what looks like the old power plant.
4 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Justin S
The substation you see on the north edge of Lakota is actually for Lawton and Brocket to the north. Lakota has NEVER been on the Otter Tail system, believe it or not! The big sub to the south is WAPA's. That sub has a distribution bay with a 12.5kV line for the muni. I have a couple pages copied from the Lakota history book and will have to pin down the old plant's location - I remember that sub you speak of and have wondered about it.
4 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I found a pretty rinky dink sub right by what looks like something that could've been a small power plant at one time:
goo.gl/maps/xigw4

I think if one would like to investigate the old plant, this would be the best bet.
3 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
Definitely possible. I think I have pics of the plant - but do have pics of the sub and KPF structure (think both are in the stream as well). The transformers in the sub were 7200/2400V making the line into the sub (which is already in the graveyard) 12.5kV. Oh, and the transformers in the sub were Westinghouse units too.
3 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
Three sinkers!
2 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Tony Glen
They're apparently still there.
2 years ago.