David Budka's photos with the Power Lines

LPD 34.5-kv line with distribution primary

LPD 34.5-kv line with distribution primary
Loup Power District 34.5-kv line with distribution primary underneath running north in West Columbus, Nebraska.
Added on December 16, 2013

Loup P.D. sub near HyVee Store

Loup P.D. sub near HyVee Store
This Loup Power District substation is near the HyVee Food Store in West Columbus, Nebraska. I am looking northwest.
Added on December 16, 2013

Power lines coming in and out of HyVee Sub

Power lines coming in and out of HyVee Sub
34.5-kv lines in, and distribution primaries out, at the HyVee substation.
Added on December 16, 2013

One busy substation!

One busy substation!
This Loup Power District substation near the HyVee Food Store in Columbus is one happening place!
Added on December 16, 2013

Laminated Pole LPD West Columbus, NE

Laminated Pole LPD West Columbus, NE
I thought this laminated pole was interesting because it supported the 34.-kv line, the distribution primary, and a capacitor bank.
Added on December 16, 2013

Details of substation near Columbus HyVee

Details of substation near Columbus HyVee
I do not know what the Loup Power District uses for a distribution voltage. However, I like the variety of breakers, capacitors, disconnects, and transformers in this picture.
Added on December 16, 2013

34.5-kv fuses

34.5-kv fuses
34.5-kv fuses at Loup Power District substation near HyVee.
Added on December 16, 2013

Big Sub South Columbus, NE.

Big Sub South Columbus, NE.
This large substation is located on the east side of the Loup Power Canal tailrace southeast of Columbus, near the ADM ethanol plant.
Added on December 16, 2013

Dramatic Small Sub South Columbus, NE

Dramatic Small Sub South Columbus, NE
This little sub near the ADM ethanol plant south of Columbus is very similar to the small sub seen in West Columbus.
Added on December 16, 2013

Closed Switch on 34.5-kv Line

Closed Switch on 34.5-kv Line
I am taking this picture just south of the Union Pacific crossing. This 34.5-kv disconnect switch is closed.
Added on December 16, 2013

Close up of Open Switch East of Columbus, NE

Close up of Open Switch East of Columbus, NE
This disconnect switch is just north of the Union Pacific crossing and is open.
Added on December 16, 2013

34.5-kv line with lightning arresters

34.5-kv line with lightning arresters
We are looking north at the 34.5-kv pole with the lightning arresters.
Added on December 16, 2013

ADM 75-MW Co-Generation Plant

ADM 75-MW Co-Generation Plant
This is a 75-MW co-generation power plant at the former Minnesota Corn Processing ethanol plant of ADM south of Columbus, NE. That is the tailrace of the Loup Power Canal in the foreground. I only shoot pictures!
Added on December 16, 2013

34.5-kv line crossing Union Pacific east of Columbus, NE.

34.5-kv line crossing Union Pacific east of Columbus, NE.
The utilization sub for the ADM feed mill is to my right. We are looking south over the Union Pacific crossing.
Added on December 16, 2013

Another view of Arresters on 34.5-kv Line

Another view of Arresters on 34.5-kv Line
This was a rather unique pole supporting lightning arresters on this 34.5-kv line.
Added on December 16, 2013

Common 34.5-kv Construction in Nebraska

Common 34.5-kv Construction in Nebraska
This once was common construction for a 34.5-kv subtransmission line in Nebraska.
Added on December 16, 2013

34.5-kv Line and Branch

34.5-kv Line and Branch
We are looking north over the Union Pacific crossing. The 34.5-kv branch circuit serves a pipeline terminal. I couldn't get near the utilization substation there.
Added on December 16, 2013

34.5-kv Angle Post with Guys.

34.5-kv Angle Post with Guys.
Angle or corner post with guys on 34.5-kv line southeast of Columbus, NE. I like the irrigation pump that can be seen to the left of the pole.
Added on December 16, 2013