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Emera Maine installing more fault indicators on overhead lines


Release Date:  02-25-2019

Bangor, Maine — Over the next few months, Emera Maine crews will continue installing equipment on select overhead lines to help safely restore service more quickly during outages.

Fault indicators, which emit a bright, flashing light for up to 16 hours after a fault occurs on a line, help crews pinpoint the specific part of a line where repairs may be needed. Emera Maine plans to add several hundred fault indicators to long sections of line as well as locations where lines enter and exit utility right-of-ways off roadways.

The installation of fault indication equipment is one of a number of improvements that Emera Maine is making in order to minimize and eliminate customer outages.

SAFETY REMINDER: If you see a downed line or anything that looks unsafe:

  • Stay away! Never touch a downed power line.
  • Never touch a tree in contact with a downed line.
  • Never drive over a downed power line.
  • Call Emera Maine.

To report a power outage, please call our Customer Contact Center at 1-855-EMERA-11 (1-855-363-7211) or 207-973-2000. Customers also can report power problems, get the latest outage information and view our Live Outage & Restoration Map at emeramaine.com. Follow @emerame on Twitter for updates.

Fault Indicator 02.20.19

A fault indicator (right) emits a flashing amber or red light when a fault occurs beyond the point on a line where the equipment is installed.

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Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.