Vectren installs Fiber Optic Wire Posey County Transmission Lines Via Helicopter

first_imgVectren Installs Fiber Optic Wire On Posey County Transmission Lines Via HelicopterEvansville, Ind. – Starting this week, Vectren will begin work to replace existing steel static wire running along a transmission line beginning at its A.B. Brown plant to Mt. Vernon in southern Posey County. This project is intended to expand communication capability between existing electric substations and improve data collection and system performance in Vectren’s transmission system. A helicopter will suspend a two-man crew in the air to complete work on the segment of the transmission line.Enhancing the older steel wire with new fiber optic static cable allows for more prompt, efficient communication between substations when electric service lines are out or malfunctioning and provides real-time two-way communication back to Vectren’s control centers from the field. Using helicopter assistance reduces impact to residential and commercial properties that lie within the project’s path.“We will now be able to interconnect instantly with our transmission lines where we’ve traditionally relied on land lines and mobile devices,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-South. “Making such enhancements to our technology in the field helps further improve the service our customers receive.”The helicopter aided replacement effort is expected to last through mid-November.About VectrenVectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west-central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit LinkEmailSharelast_img

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