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  1. Power Transmission : Keep loved ones – and metallic balloons – close to your heart

    With Valentine's Day fast approaching, PG&E reminds customers that sparks – and not just the romantic kind – can fly on February 14 if improperly secured helium-filled metallic balloons come in contact with power transmission lines . Customers celebrating with metallic balloons should ensure they're tied securely to a weight that's heavy enough to prevent them from floating away. Last year, metallic balloons striking electric lines caused 429 power outages in PG&E 's service area alone, disrupting electric service to more than 200,000 homes and businesses. Check out this heart-pounding video ! "Let your heart soar on Valentine's Day, but keep metallic balloons close to the ground. When they come in contact with power lines, these balloons can cause power outages and safety issues," said Pat Hogan, PG&E senior vice president of Electric Operations. In addition to disrupting electric service, metallic balloons contacting power lines can create a public safety risk. In 2015, a metallic balloon striking a power line sparked the Webb Fire which burned 75 acres southeast of Oroville. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, PG&E urges families celebrating with balloons to follow these important safety tips: "Look Up and Live!" Use caution and avoid celebrating with metallic balloons near overhead electric lines. Make sure helium-filled metallic balloons are securely tied to a weight that is heavy enough to prevent them from floating away. Never remove the weight. Keep metallic balloons indoors, when possible. For everyone's safety, never permit metallic balloons to be released outside. Do not bundle metallic balloons together. Never attempt to retrieve any type of balloon, kite or toy that becomes caught in a power line. Leave it alone, and immediately call the local power company to report the problem. Never go near a power line that has fallen to the ground or is dangling in the air. Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Stay far away, keep others away and immediately call 911 to alert the police and fire departments.

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    Tue, 14 Feb 2017

  2. Hearing on for Oct. 30 for James River power transmission line

    The Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 30 in Williamsburg on a proposed high- power transmission line across the James River. 

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    Tue, 6 Oct 2015

  3. Helicopters used to conduct forestry inspections in JCP&L power transmission line corridors

    Foresters from Jersey Central Power & Light Company will take to the sky to conduct helicopter inspections of power transmission lines beginning July 1 as part of the company's annual vegetation management program.

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    Fri, 1 Jul 2016

  4. Alstom supplies world's longest power transmission line

    Alstom delivers the first of 28 transformers  it will supply for the Rio Madeira project, which upon completion will be the longest power transmission line in the world, measuring over 2,375 km long.

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    Wed, 3 Apr 2013

  1. Minnesota's utilities commission approves cross-border hydroelectric power transmission line

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    Mon, 29 Feb 2016

  2. Idaho power transmission line plan tries to avoid private property

    A proposal for two high-voltage transmission lines crossing southwestern Idaho that faced opposition from private property owners has been altered to instead cross more of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

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    Mon, 28 Mar 2016

  3. Bend man fights proposed power transmission line near Oregon Trail

    An Oregon man has enlisted the aid of a group of environmental lawyers in his campaign to prevent Idaho Power Company from building a power line across the Oregon Trail. 

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    Wed, 28 Oct 2015

  4. Tucson Electric Power transmission line to strengthen electric service

    More than half of the line’s about 180 steel poles — each 150 to 190 feet tall — have been installed 

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    Fri, 22 May 2015

  5. Maryland approves Delmarva Power transmission line rebuild

    The PSC granted Delmarva Power & Light’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity

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    Mon, 14 Sep 2015

  6. Utility to release new route for Northern Pass power transmission line

    Eversource says the new power transmission line route to be unveiled Tuesday will address concerns raised over the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project. 

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    Tue, 18 Aug 2015

  7. Company withdraws Iowa filing for power line project

    Clean Line Energy Partners is withdrawing its Iowa application to build a power transmission line across part of the state as it awaits resolution of an Illinois court challenge.

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    Sat, 24 Dec 2016

  8. Potomac Edison rebuilds power transmission line in Maryland

    The project will replace equipment that is more than 40 years old along a three-mile section of the existing transmission line.

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    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

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