PPL Fault Detector Units
If you’ve been out at night recently and seen small flashing lights along the electric lines, you might have wondered what they were. You might even have been concerned.
Well, there’s good news: What you saw weren’t sparks, and there’s no need for alarm.
What you really saw were devices on the electricity network that help provide strong service – but sometimes cause some public confusion.
As part of efforts to increase reliability and more quickly restore outages, we’ve placed fault indicators on many power lines. These devices are small enough to be held in the hand, and can be moved from place to place on the network.
If these devices sense problems on the line, their lights will start blinking. They provide information about the location of the problem and serve as a guide for repair crews.
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