Cradle/jig concept used to assemble 765-kV dead ends on ground
Cradle/jig concept used to assemble 765-kV dead ends on ground and insert custom spreader bar.

A New Perspective Leads to Innovation at 765 kV

ComEd’s need to replace three dead-end assemblies into the Wilton Center station led to a new approach.

Time frame, budget, materials and design often are the critical factors governing the success of an electric utility project. Improvements on any one of these four factors make a project much more feasible and enticing for a utility. At Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), an Exelon utility, it often is the case, as voltage increases, each of these factors takes on a new level of difficulty. It is no surprise any work on ComEd’s highest voltage lines of 765 kV bear the utmost level of concern and

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