Joining Forces, Gaining Power
Power Line Services and Auger Services move forward on collaborative energy project
Collaborative Energy is the concept that the sum of collaborative efforts is greater than the sum of its parts, or singular efforts. By working together, sharing best practices and creating efficiencies across several organizations, enhanced performance and increased growth can be achieved.
This has never been more true than with the current project underway in Oklahoma, where Power Line Services, a PLH Group electric division subsidiary, is joining forces with sister company, Auger Services, to rebuild and ‘harden’ the grid for AEP.
The project began earlier this year involves upgrading 15 miles of transmission line between Clinton City and Weatherford to increase electric reliability for the area.
The plan—created by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Transmission Company—was put forth to update the electric transmission system in western Oklahoma and strengthen the local power grid.
The project involves installing single steel poles to replace the aging wooden structures, new 69kV lines and upgrades to the Clinton City and Weatherford Substations. The end result? A reduced likelihood of power outages and a more rapid recovery of service when outages occur.