The Â“Circuit of the FutureÂ” was featured in the NY Times on-line edition on October 16, 2007.
Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest electric utility in California, designed and installed this circuit using industry leading technology to give customers surer electricity service, fewer outages with faster service restoration and lower future costs than would otherwise occur.
RStandard composite utility poles were among the several advanced technologies used in this pioneering project, which recently began delivering power to Southern California EdisonÂ’s customers.
Â“We selected the Resin Systems product because it is lighter and therefore can be installed much faster, reducing customer outage time,Â” said James A. Kelly, SCE vice president for engineering. Â“And the fact that these innovative poles are built in segments means they are easier for our crews to move to work sites.Â”
Because RStandard utility polesÂ’ are made with advanced materials and a unique design, they provide benefits that old-style wooden utility poles cannot. Some of the benefits they provide are non-conductivity, lightweight modular construction, reduced labor and associated equipment costs, reduced maintenance costs and increased pole maneuverability and handling.
Â“We are pleased that our technology is an integral part of this next generation electricity circuit," said Paul Giannelia, president and chief executive officer of RS. Â”As North America modernizes its electric infrastructure, we intend for RStandard utility poles to be an important part of that process.Â”