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CEC Continues to Improve System Reliability: Substation Pole Inspection

As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted pole inspection crews will be inspecting poles on circuits originating from Nectarine, Mineral, and Sandy Creek substations in Venango County. Pole inspections will occur out of the Starr substation (German Hill area) in Forest County if funding permits. 


CEC's contractor, Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., (Osmose) will begin work April 2, 2018. CEC members and others with CEC's electric poles on their property may see these inspections being conducted.  Inspections typically include a visual inspection, sounding of the pole with a hammer and excavation up to 18 inches around the base of the pole.  Poles identified as having issues will either be addressed in the field by Osmose, or by CEC personnel at a later time.  All Osmose representatives and CEC employees carry company-issued identification.


CEC respects property owners' rights and will complete the work required as quickly and professionally as possible.


The project will last several months.  CEC will give additional notice when the project is complete.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact CEC's Bill Betros, assistant manager of operations, at 800-521-0570 x 2209. 
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these improvements. 


Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving approximately 25,000 members with over 3,000 miles of distribution line in portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties. The co-op has been serving members for 81 years.  Find out more by visiting  

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