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PowerSouth Energy used HDD on the cable project

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative used horizontal directional drilling on the cable route that begins south of the Florida Avenue substation and progresses north to Sapling Point in Alabama.

Drilling Past the Limits

PowerSouth encountered significant challenges during its underground cable project that required unique solutions.

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative needed a new 300-MVA, 115-kV transmission line to feed Orange Beach, Alabama, U.S. The new line also could be a networked line serving several other substations in south Baldwin County, an area served by Baldwin EMC. Approximately 5 miles (8 km) of the new transmission line was typical overhead construction designed for a Gulf of Mexico coastal envi

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