An article recently posted in Washington Daily News reports that the Washington Utilities Operations is set to upgrade electric grids, promising better service to residents in the area:
Washington Utilities Operations is scheduled to have several upgrades in the upcoming fiscal year. The city is expected to pay $1.175 million dollars in new line construction, maintenance and meter service.
Through these upgrades, customers can expect to have their electricity back on immediately in case of power interruptions:
Many of the electric facilities in Washington were built between 20 and 50 years ago according to Hardt and he says it is important to start replacing those in a systematic way.
“We’ve got areas that are a single power line that feeds an area and if we have a break, the entire area is without power,” Hardt said. “We try and build redundancy in the system, the whole system is built that way. If a pole is hit, I can isolate it within a couple hundred feet and hopefully get the majority of the customers back on.”
As a homeowner, this is definitely good news as this will mean more convenience through a larger supply of electricity. However, this doesn’t mean that you can just keep consuming energy like there’s no tomorrow. You can contribute to the state’s effort to keep power supplies stable by opting for energy-efficient products and building materials.
For instance, you can choose to replace your existing roof with a cooler material such as metal. This can affect how much energy you expend in a day because you won’t be forced to use your air conditioning units as much to lower indoor temperatures. One of the companies that clients trust for their Kent WA roofing needs is Tedrick’s Roofing. Our highly competent and trustworthy team can discuss with you the energy-efficient options that can help keep your home cool and comfortable while you save on utility costs and even raise your home’s value.
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(Article from “Washington to upgrade electric grids”; May 1, 2014)