Covid-19 has changed the world as we know it and White River Valley Electric has been affected too, but we are dedicated to delivering the safe, reliable service our members expect. Our personnel is still working. From answering questions on the phone, sharing information on helpful resources, to constructing powerlines and restoring outages – we have been busy. Please visit our COVID-19 resource page to view opportunities and programs to keep you informed and extend financial aid through this period of physical separation. This terrible virus is taking up a great deal of time and energy from all of us, but we will get through it together.
I’ve previously shared about the new transmission line that is being built between the Protem and Cedar Creek Substations. Work on this line is on-going and White River has completed the steps around the Protem Sub. Cedar Creek construction is scheduled to happen around the 3rd week of April. Our power suppliers will continued their portion of the project that is set to end sometime in August or September.
To get caught up, we’ve had a contractor working to replace bad poles. They just finished in the Ozark/ Nixa area and have headed to Branson West and Kimberling City. Annual pole inspections are done on a rotating basis, inspecting every pole in a ten year cycle. These inspections help us find poles that sometimes deteriorate faster than others from the elements and be replaced before an outage even occurs. Our inspectors are due to begin their annual process soon.
Still keeping the lights on for our members,