- These upgrades will bring increased reliability to our member-owners on HWY 160 East of Trinidad.
- The new line will have about three times the capacity of the old line, allowing us to provide backup sources to the surrounding areas to help us restore power faster in an outage.
- It will use modern construction standards and materials, including upgraded pole class and size.
In January of 2019, construction for a complete ground-up upgrade began on the eight-mile section of line between Highways 160 and 350 in eastern Las Animas County. In addition to reducing the frequency and length of outages, the upgrade is providing increased capacity and redundant power to the surrounding areas. This project was completed in the summer of 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I lose power during the upgrade?
Will I be notified before my outage?
I don't have power and I wasn’t notified of the plan for my upgrade.
For safety reasons, member-owners are asked to not approach the Lineworkers in the field for scheduling information and questions about the upgrades.