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Aesthetic Alternative to Underground Cables

Brazil’s Copel has decades of success with its creative transmission line design for urban spaces.

The largest vertically integrated electric utility in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, Companhia Paranaense de Energia supplies power to some 4.5 million customers. The utility’s infrastructure mainly comprises an overhead line transmission system with a voltage range from 69 kV to 500 kV. Since the 1970s, Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) has been developing compact design configurations for 69-kV and 138-kV urban transmission lines erected in densely

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