Colorado Springs Utilities undertakes underground power line shift post-2021 windstorm

(UI) — In Colorado Springs, efforts are underway by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to relocate power lines underground after identifying susceptibility during a windstorm in 2021, KOAA News5 reported.

The initiative, situated along North Nevada Avenue, south of East Fillmore Street, commenced earlier this month and is slated for completion by July. CSU spokesperson Brittany Harrison highlighted the project's role in modernizing the city's aging infrastructure to meet evolving energy conservation needs.

According to Harrison, this endeavor aligns with their sustainable energy plan, prioritizing infrastructure investments to fortify the electric grid's resilience and reliability. The transition involves relocating a mile of overhead power lines to underground poles, a strategic move aimed at accommodating burgeoning energy demands and population growth.

Ensuring uninterrupted power supply for CSU customers during construction remains a priority, with measures in place to minimize disruptions. CSU urges motorists to observe road closures and exercise caution in construction zones to ensure safety for all.

This story was originally published by KOAA News5.

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