Power outages are not only inconvenient, but they also disrupt businesses and public services. Our teams use two-way digital technology to monitor infrastructure, identify problems and often solve them remotely. These innovations include fault detectors, remote-operated switches and lightning arrestors that quickly restore power and prevent outages.
Using an aircraft-mounted sensor, including light detection and ranging technology (LiDar), we survey our 3,000 miles of lines and verify that they are functioning correctly.
Delta Power Line Tower Design
We introduced an industry-leading design for 500-kilovolt power line towers. The Delta design makes it safer to repair live wires, reduces insulator damage and allows for narrower rights of way.
Static VAR Compensator
Built in 2008 to reduce the risk of blackouts in North Georgia, it detects and corrects voltage problems that can occur when power is transmitted long distances to areas with few local power plants.
X-ray Splice Inspection
Our teams use X-ray to inspect the places where two lines connect. Because the connections are not externally visible, this ensures successful splices and helps prevent future outages.