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West Central Electric - Kennebec, SD

West Central Electric - Kennebec, SD
More 2400V construction on this coop system. Another streetlight setup - wonder if this fed a 6.6A system originally before being switched to 240V?

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 Power Lines
Power Lines club
This pole is a beauty! I wonder what utility built these lines before West Central took over?
2 years ago.
David Dahle club has replied to Power Lines club
Central West Public Service Co. (which became Central Electric & Telephone Co. in 1936 and then Central Gas & Electric Co. in 1944).

West Central reportedly was required by REA to take over the western half of the SD portion of the CWPS system as a REA loan condition (the eastern half was split between NWPS and NSP in 1961, both of which have obviously long since obliterated just about all trace of this type of construction in the towns they now serve).
2 years ago.
The old can on left is neat as it has big bushings
2 years ago.
David Dahle club has replied to Pinnerbark
It's a high-voltage version of a DPST relay - two bushings on each side and the coil terminals are on front.
2 years ago.
 Justin S
Justin S club
The transformer is probably a 240/480 model.
2 years ago.
David Dahle club has replied to Justin S club
Possible, but you'd think they would mark the can to warn the linemen that it's not 240/120?
2 years ago.
Justin S club has replied to David Dahle club
Your right, it's likely only 240. It appears to only go a couple of blocks in each direction. I looked at the rest of the WCE towns that are still running 2400V and they all have a "street lighting system" downtown. Presho appears to be the only other one with a primary oil switch. The rest just have a junction box which I assume houses a contactor with a photo eye mounted on top.
2 years ago.

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