Construction Update August 2022
9:21PM August 03, 2022
Updates by Zone
Please see below for estimated timelines related to zones being constructed in 2022. Please remember that there are many factors that could change these timelines!
In-Service Zones - Construction including drops is complete:
New orders for these zones are continually coming in. Our target is to provide service to any new orders in these zones within 6 weeks of registering if weather allows.
*Indicates areas where we are awaiting equipment delivery and as a result, timelines may be affected.
Active Drops Construction - The following areas are actively building drops:
- Brummetts Creek 103,104, 105 (drop construction/service activations to continue through the summer)
- Dolan 105 (drop construction/service activations to continue through the summer)
- Carp 101 (drop construction/service activations to continue through the summer)
- Carp 102 (drop construction/service activations are just starting and will continue into early fall)
Construction – In Progress:
Romona 101: Distribution construction has started, with drops expected to start in late 2022.
Romona 103: Distribution construction has started, with drops expected to start in late 2022.
Romona 104: Distribution construction and splicing are nearly completed. Drops will be starting in August.
Spencer (North and South): Distribution construction is nearing completion, with drops expected to start in the fall and activations to start in late 2022.
Mount Carmel: Distribution construction is 90% complete. Splicing has begun. Completion may be delayed until mid-fall because of delays in a special ordered piece of equipment.
Stinesville North: Distribution construction is 80% complete. Splicing has begun and acceptance testing should begin in July. Drops and activations are expected to start in late August of 2022.
Modesto: Distribution construction is 30% complete. Drops and activations are expected to start by the end of the year.
We continue to construct backbone fiber throughout our system ahead of the distribution fiber. The backbone is used to interconnect our substations enabling smart grid technology to improve the safety and reliability of our electric distribution system. In addition, it provides the fiber connectivity from our headend to your home. Construction is currently focusing on building backbone along the southern and northern portions of our system to create “rings.” These rings provide redundant paths from the substations back to our headend. This means that if one path, for some reason, gets cut, the system will automatically redirect traffic to the backup path and prevent a service outage to our electric distribution devices as well as your home.