Why do we Clear Right Of Ways
Electric co-ops clear right of ways to ensure our members receive the safe, reliable energy they depend on.
Watch this short video on why and how we do it!
WARNING: If you connect a portable electric generator to the mail electrical supply coming into the house, the electrical generator could feed back into your electric cooperative's system and electrocute workers who are repairing the electrical lines.
To avoid back feeding of electricity into utility systems, you must have a qualified, licensed electrician install a double-pole, double-throw transfer switch (see illustration) between the generator and utility power in compliance with all state and local electrical codes. (A minimum of 10-gauge wiring must be used.)
Your generator might not be large enough to handle the load of all the lights, appliances, TV, etc. at one time. To prevent dangerous overloading, calculate wattage requirements correctly.
Linework Safety Gear
Lineworkers serve on the front lines of our nation's energy needs to ensure we have safe, reliable power. throughout the years, the challenges of the job haven't changed much, but the safety gear sure has.
Let's take a look at the evolution of a linework's equipment.