wiredinUSA June 2015


Transmission line brings added benefits

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Philatron Wire and Cable has announced that Phil Ramos Jr, CEO and president of Philatron International, is to launch a new Engineering Design Solutions department. This new service will allow OEM customers to work with experienced electrical engineers in R&D prototype OEM cables.

on wire stranding, gages, conductors, conductive properties, and specialized compounds suggested for use on custom cable requests. The new engineering design solutions department will review all industrial marketplaces to re-engineer existing cables for possible savings.

PPL Electric Utilities has energized the 500kV Susquehanna–Roseland transmission line, serving the northeast. Regional grid operator PJM Interconnection identified that Susquehanna–Roseland was needed to relieve congestion on other regional transmission lines. PPL built the 101-mile Pennsylvania portion, and Public Service Electric and Gas Company constructed the 45 miles in New Jersey. The two companies partnered to build a four-mile segment through National Park Service lands on the border of the two states. “Building a major transmission line takes expertise in construction and project management, but it also involves knowing how to seek and incorporate public input, how to work cooperatively with multiple permitting agencies, and how to minimize impacts on people and the environment,” said Stephanie Raymond, PPL’s vice

president - transmission and substations. “Susquehanna–Roseland will serve as the model as we plan future transmission projects to benefit consumers.” Among efforts to minimize impact, PPL located over 90 percent of the line on an existing transmission right of way along the Pennsylvania route. Susquehanna–Roseland was one of seven projects fast-tracked by the Obama administration’s rapid response team for transmission, recognizing the importance of the line to the nation’s power grid and the need for streamlined and coordinated government action on the required federal permits. Benefits of the project include expanded nationalpark lands,wetland improvements and cultural and historic preservation activities.

Philatron engineers will prepare layout, design, and CAD drawings with details

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