LIPA upgrades lines for East End power demands

LIPA has started work on a $6.5-million transmission-line

LIPA has started work on a $6.5-million transmission-line upgrade to deal with growing power demands on the East End. (Aug. 29, 2011) (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Travel deals

The Long Island Power Authority has started a transmission-line upgrade that officials said will be needed next year to deal with growing power demands on the East End.

Work on the $6.5-million project involves replacing insulators on a 10.6-mile stretch of transmission line so that it can carry 138 kilovolts, rather than its current rating of 69 kilovolts. The power line itself won't need...

Content Preview This content is exclusive for Newsday digital access and home delivery subscribers and Optimum Online customers.

Already
registered?
Log in
Already a
subscriber/customer?
Register
Get Newsday
digital access
Subscribe

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Follow Newsday on social media

advertisement | advertise on newsday