David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 01/14/2016


Photo taken on June 30, 2007


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Otter Tail Power - Verona, ND

Otter Tail Power - Verona, ND
A most unusual branch line. It is NOT common for OTP to use figure-8 dead-ends on their distribution lines. That and the secondaries ABOVE the transformer. I don't see many CSP cans on Otter Tail either!

This is either a mutual aid deal or a quick repair to get this secondary run back online (looks like it serves the lights at an intersection of 2 state highways, a railroad hut, and one house).

Verona first got lights from Dakota Utilities in 1921 and has been an Otter Tail town since 1924. The Dakota Utilities line into town was just a long-haul 2400V circuit from LaMoure that terminated in a 3-phase transformer bank and secondary distribution in town, but Otter Tail eventually brought the 41.6kV system closer to town, erected a proper substation, and installed a 4160V system in town.

André J., Tony Glen, SW Ohio Lines, Jesse Lor have particularly liked this photo


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Power Lines
Power Lines
I wonder if this was a cheesy upgrade to convert a secondary pole to a primary transformer pole?
19 months ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
That could well be!
19 months ago.