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HERSHEY-SOUTH HERSHEY TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT

Project Summary

Project Need

• The existing transmission line has reached its end of useful life, which creates a reliability concern to more than 8,100 customers in the Hershey area.

• PPL Electric Utilities will be building a new 2.4-mile underground transmission line in replacement of the existing aboveground transmission line along a new right-of-way. Project Update Overview

• PPL Electric Utilities identified constructability and long-term maintenance concerns associated with the rebuild of the existing aboveground route in three main areas.

 

Project Benefits

This line provides power to 900+ commercial customers and 7,200+ residential customers in the Hershey area.

How to Stay Informed

• Speak with PPL Electric Utilities representatives

• Complete a comment card

• Call the project team at (717) 560-2484

• Email: HersheyProject@pplweb.com

• Visit the project website: www.PPLElectric.com/HersheyProject

We’re committed to keeping the community informed by providing updates to Derry Township, updating our project website and sending updates to residents along the underground route.

Why is this Project needed?

• The existing line is over 50 years old and past its useful, reliable service life.

• This line will see increased failures, outages and maintenance if it is not replaced.

• We have a responsibility to maintain our facilities to serve customers with reliable electric service.

Over the past 5 years, approximately 158,000 of our customers lost power because of aging wood related failures on our transmission system. The total outage time from those failures is equal to having 600 customers without power for an entire year.

Project Benefits

This line provides power to 900+ commercial customers and 7,200+ residential customers in the Hershey area.

Project Overview Map

• PPL Electric Utilities identified constructability and long-term maintenance concerns associated with the rebuild of the existing aboveground route in three main areas.

• These concerns are eliminated by constructing the line underground.

• The existing line is needed to ensure reliability to the area until the underground line can be completed in 2020.

• Once the underground line is complete the existing aboveground line will be removed.

Existing Aboveground Line

• The existing line will be reinstalled by the end of March 2019.

• Once the underground transmission line is installed, the existing aboveground transmission line will be removed by end of 2020.

• Current utilities attached (Comcast and Verizon) to our existing transmission poles were made aware of our intent to relocate our facilities.

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