Here’s What That Flashing Red Light On The Power Line Is
No, it's not a leftover Christmas decoration that last night's windstorm blew up there.
Over the next couple of months or so, Emera Maine will continue installing equipment on their transmission lines that will help crews pinpoint where problems are. These lights will flash when some sort of a problem develops, helping field crews determine and pinpoint where the problem is.
These "fault indicators" will emit a bright, flashing light for up to 16 hours following a problem beyond the point where equipment is installed.
The company plans on installing several hundred more of these fault indicators in the following months, mostly to long sections of line and to "utility right-of ways", where lines enter private property off roadways, according to a company press release.
Fault indicators are another way that Emera Maine hopes will get your power back on as soon as possible in the event of an outage.