VEC Contract Crews Inspecting Poles
Crews from Southeast Woodland are conducting power pole inspections for Volunteer Energy Cooperative. The crews, which typically consist of four to five members in pick-up trucks and sometimes on ATV four wheelers, carry VEC Contractor identification. Pick-up trucks also display VEC contractor identification.
These inspections allow VEC to identify poles that may need replacement and to identify problems before they result in power outages.
Nine years ago VEC began an aggressive pole inspection program in an effort to spot deteriorating poles and older equipment. Since beginning this project VEC has replaced about 12,000 older utility poles and the cooperative is working toward a goal of inspecting 100% of the poles every 15 years.
Inspectors are begining work in McDonald 234 (Bancroft, Brymer Creek Road, and Owl Hollow Road) and Hopewell 334 (Highway 60 West, and Mt. Zion Road).
It is not necessary for customers to be home during the inspections and power will not be affected.