David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 03/22/2016

Photo taken on March 21, 2016

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Xcel Energy - Sioux Falls, SD

Xcel Energy - Sioux Falls, SD
They're moving right along - they just need to place jumpers at pole #7 (note the posts for the jumper supports on the ground), pole #3, and clip in poles #4-#6 and #8-#10.

The next step after that, and the last before Xcel can finally energize the Falls sub, is to string the span from #11 to #12.

I think they're getting antsy about the third 69kV line being offline for so long - it needed to be cut off while they string and tie-in the stretch from #3 to #7 as it passes right over that 69kV line in the process.

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Power Lines
Power Lines
That's quite a tight angle on the monopole in front!

I see a few of the Old Iron towers still standing in the background. Do you know if any of them may survive long-term?
2 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
The line makes a 90-degree turn here (there are two other corner poles - #2 and #3).

Once Falls is energized and Xcel finishes the cutover of all the circuits from the Weber Ave. sub, Old Iron (and Weber Ave. sub) are as good as gone. :(

They have been doing a LOT of work in the downtown vault system too - likely positioning cables for a circuit swap REAL soon.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
SW Ohio Lines
SW Ohio Lines
And the bucket trucks are arranged as an "X" for Xcel. ; )
2 years ago.