As was outlined in the April issue of The Villager, BGE is working on modifications to their system to address electric reliability concerns that have been plaguing residents in parts of the Pointers Run neighborhood. BGE plans to install several pieces of automatically-operated equipment, called reclosers, at strategic points along the overhead portion of the supply feeder serving the affected communities. Should a problem occur, this equipment will operate to isolate the problem, resulting in an interruption to the smallest number of customers possible. For example, problems
occurring on Pindell School Rd. or Cedar La. would not affect residents in Pointers Run. While no technology can assure 100% reliability, residents should see a significant improvement in reliability during both calm and adverse weather.
The first project milestone, engineering of the job, was completed on time (May 15) and the job was moved to the design phase. The project remains on schedule for completion by the end of the year. The remaining milestones are:
• Design (develop construction drawings, identify material, ensure proper field conditions) by September 15
• Permitting (obtain any and all required state and local permits) by November 1
• Construction (build and place in service) by December 31
Be advised that these dates could shift due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, but there is every expectation that the work will be completed by the end of 2013. BGE will continue to keep the Association informed of progress.