Tree trimmers are among the 3350 line and support personnel working to restore power after a winter storm on Jan. 17, 2013, dumped heavy and wet snow in parts of Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia served by Appalachian Power.
Con Edison continues to develop technology to keep pedestrians and pets safe from contact voltage. Company crews now use hand-held, directional electric-field sensors to zero in on objects that are energized. Con Edison crews investigating contact voltage reports sweep the device from side to side until the lights on the device glow bright red. The lights indicate the device is near an energized streetlight, sidewalk grating, fence or other object. Con Edison developed the technology with the Electric Power Research Institute, a leader in researching the delivery of electricity.
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