Electric Reliability Update
Members of RCA’s Electric Reliability Working Group met recently with Brooke Jeu, a National Energy Regulatory Certified Construction Representative from PEPCO.
As we learned from our meeting with PEPCO last June, four PEPCO lines run through Rollingwood. They are numbered 14896, 14900, 14264 and 14268.
Below is a chart of Rollingwood by street, which enables you to find out which line your house is on. Note that a few streets are on more than one line. In those cases have indicated which houses are on which.
Here is what Mr. Jeu told us:
Work has been completed for all houses on 14900 and 14896.
Work for those on 14264 is underway and is about 40 percent complete. For those of you living on Rocton and Woolsey whose houses are on this line, additional work is expected to begin tomorrow.
Work for those on 14268 is expected to begin in late 2012. The work will consist of replacing old secondary wires with new triplex wire, replacing any transformers that are not performing adequately and installing fuses to isolate outages to a smaller number of houses. A new automatic switching mechanism will be installed at the corner of Rocton and East West Highway to allow electric current to be automatically switched from one feeder line to another in the event of an outage.
NOTE: Work may require that electric service to your home be cut temporarily. Crews will leave door hangers alerting you to the time and duration of any electrical cuts before doing so.
Also a tip for everyone: in the event of a storm it’s important that everyone call PEPCO so that they can nail down the problem(s) and location(s). There’s no need to create block captains for outage reporting or anything similar because PEPCO needs to “see” every house that’s out.
|STREET NAME||line #||Notes|
|Leland Street (see note)||14900||house numbers lower than 3203|
|Leland Street (see note)||14264||3203 and higher house numbers|
|Rocton Avenue (see note)||14268||house numbers higher than 7729|
|Rocton Avenue (see note)||14264||house numbers up to 7729|
|West Greenvale Parkway||14900|
|Western Avenue (see note)||14896||6904 and higher house numbers|
|Western Avenue (see note)||14900||house numbers up to 6904|
|Woodbine Street (see note)||14264||house numbers higher than 3207|
|Woodbine Street (see note)||14268||3207 and lower house numbers|