Photograph by Roxy Stone, Roxify Studio; Courtesy of Hubbell Power Systems
Linemen Aaron Corbin and Brent Rider from Capital Electric Line Builders clip in bundle 345-kV wire as part of a project for Westar Energy.
The utility is building a new 345-kV high-capacity transmission line from its Rose Hill Substation, about 6 miles southeast of Wichita, Kansas, to the Oklahoma border. Westar will then connect to 'Oklahoma Gas & Electrics portion of the line. Oklahoma Gas & Electric will build the transmission line from the Oklahoma border to its Sooner Substation, about 13 miles northeast of Perry, Oklahoma.