Another successful substation maintenance complete! In preparation of the weekend shutdown, we used our infrared scanner to inspect electrical equipment. This helps to identify loose connections, imbalanced and overloaded circuits, defective breakers, damaged switches and faulty fuses that can lead to equipment failure. Our team then isolated power, cleaned and inspected insulators, high voltage switches and made any necessary repairs. Our line crew also replaced a damaged pole and restrung the primary and secondary feeders. Substation maintenance is key in preventing future failures and reduces the risk of significant plant downtime.