BHI Energy Inc.’s barehand crews are hard at work over land and water. The power services company is using barges with trucks anchored over water locations and 125-ft bucket trucks over land to replace 1,473 insulators on 491 structures on 138-kV energized power lines.
“The significant advantage of live-line, or barehand, work is that there is no interruption in power delivery to thousands of customers,” said Randy Beckes, vice president of transmission for BHI Energy. “Crucial 138-kV high-voltage lines like these cannot be switched out and must remain energized.”
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