The North Central Electric Cooperative Operations Department mantra is rather simple: Preventive maintenance is the cheapest form of maintenance.
It pays off in system reliability and member satisfaction. Fewer and shorter outages normally makes for happier consumers. To meet those expectations, a strategic plan needs to be in place and implemented.
The North Central engineering team of Brad Warnement, Patrick Pifher and Lynn Hill have conducted and updated a system-aging study to determine the age of lines throughout the cooperative's service territory.