Thursday, July 25, 2019
UAV Recon will begin doing infrared imaging of all CCPPD substations starting tomorrow July 25th. This means their vehicles may be parked at any of CCPPD substations at anytime, night or day. The drone platform also allows thermal (IR) equipment to be used, allowing us to identify components that are failing and invisible to the human eye. Replacing these components before failure, helps prevent unwanted outages for our customers.
Monday, July 22, 2019
UPDATE: GMS (Global Mapping Solutions) is still contracted by CCPPD to capture GPS (Global Positioning System) information for all CCPPD electrical structures including poles, meters and transformers. They will be working in the middle eastern area of the CCPPD service territory. There is also a second group of workers that will be marking transmission poles and equipment all throughout the CCPPD territory.
Cuming County Public Power District is gathering all of this information for our mapping system. It will allow us to use any electronic device to view all of the equipment and locations of the equipment in our entire system.
GMS will be in the CCPPD service territory for several months completing their work. They will have signs on their vehicles stating they are "Contracted by CCPPD". We will notify customers by social media, the CCPPD website, press releases, public postings, newspapers and radio on what sections they will work on next.