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
Brennon Lane 14264  
Brooklawn Court 14268  
Brooklawn Terrace 14268  
Brookville Road 14264  
Bybrook Lane 14900  
Camalier Drive 14896  
Cummings Lane 14896  
Daniel Road 14900  
Greenvale Road 14900  
Greenvale Street 14900  
Leland Street (see note) 14900 house numbers lower than 3203
Leland Street (see note) 14264 3203 and higher house numbers
Lenhart Drive 14900  
Lynnhurst Place 14900  
Lynnhurst Street 14900  
Pauline Drive 14268  
Pickwick Lane 14264  
Pinehurst Circle 14896  
Pinehurst Parkway 14900  
Pomander Lane 14900  
Rocton Avenue  (see note) 14268 house numbers higher than 7729
Rocton Avenue  (see note) 14264 house numbers up to 7729
Rocton Court 14264  
Rolling Court 14264  
Rolling Road 14268  
Rollingwood Drive 14900  
Roshdu Court 14268  
Shepherd Street 14896  
Shirley Lane 14268  
Summit Avenue 14264  
Thornapple Street 14264  
Turner Lane 14896  
Vale Street 14264  
West Greenvale Parkway 14900  
Western Avenue (see note) 14896 6904 and higher house numbers
Western Avenue (see note) 14900 house numbers up to 6904
Winnett Road 14900  
Woodbine Street  (see note) 14264 house numbers higher than 3207
Woodbine Street  (see note) 14268 3207 and lower house numbers
Woolsey Road 14268  
Wyndale Road 14900  

 

4 Comments on “Electric Reliability Update”

    • I am co-chair of the PEPCO Reliability Committee of the RCA. If you would give me your address or the location of the poles, I can try to find out whether they will be removed. Mr. Jeu at our meeting indicated that some poles could not be removed before other companies such as Verizon or Comcast whose wires are on the poles change their wiring over to the new pole.
      If you are in area where crews are still working, you might ask the foreman what the plans for removal are.

      • Pat, I have the same question as the previous commenter. Yes, I can see that there are still other wires on the old poles. Are the other ultility companies (cable? phone?) going to move their wires to the new poles or will we be stuck with two poles for the future? I’m on Lenhart Drive.

  1. This past fall, after a month or two of having both old and new poles and a pile of dirt in front of our house on Rollingwood Drive, right where I had some garden plantings, I called Councilmember Berliner’s office to see what they knew about getting the old pole removed. I spoke with a staffer named Ben (have forgotten the last name), who was going to check into it. The NEXT DAY Pepco came and removed the old pole. (Well, all except a two-foot long section suspended high in the air from which the other utilities still need to transfer their wires.) While this might have been a one shot deal (almost all the other old poles in the area are still standing next to the new ones), I’m still amazed at that response courtesy of the Councilmember’s office.

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