Unique spacer cable system powers renewable energy plant pipeline
Friday, Jan 18, 2013
When the L’Anse Warden Electric Company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wanted to reduce road traffic associated with biomass trucked to its electric power generation station, it needed power for an above ground pipeline that would pump the material from an access point along a major highway to the plant. The distribution wiring solution required clearances considered safe enough to permit employees to conduct maintenance activities on the pipeline. L’Anse Warden found that a standard spacer cable system, coupled with underground residential distribution (URD) cable, gave the company the clearance they needed for worker safety while also providing the ability to use existing poles, thus saving significantly on overall costs. The system was supplied by Hendrix Aerial Cable & Systems, headquartered in Milford, NH.