Central Electric Cooperative’s annual pole inspection program is scheduled from May 15 to mid-July in portions of Aurora, Brule and Davison Counties.
The cooperative contracted with SBS Pole Inspections to complete the testing. SBS will utilize a crew of three to five workers who have performed testing in our area in previous years.
Members may notice the crew digging around poles or riding ATVs and pickups along power lines. Crews will identify themselves by using Central Electric magnets on vehicles and other possible means.
The inspection program is intended to detect poles with potential faults and prevent future unplanned outages or damages. Approximately 5,000 poles will be tested.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Central Electric Cooperative by calling 1-605-996-7516 or 1-800-477-2892.