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RStandard utility poles used in advanced electricity circuit

Calgary, Alta.-based Resin Systems Inc. has announced that the company's RStandard modular composite utility poles ...

November 23, 2007   Canadian Plastics

Calgary, Alta.-based Resin Systems Inc. has announced that the company’s RStandard modular composite utility poles were selected for Southern California Edison‘s “Circuit of the Future,” an advanced neighbourhood electricity circuit in the U.S.

According to the company, Southern California Edison (SCE) designed and installed the circuit using industry-leading technology to give customers surer electricity service, fewer outages with faster service restoration, and lower future costs. The RStandard utility poles were one of the several advanced technologies used in the project.

“We selected the Resin Systems product because it is lighter and therefore can be installed much faster, reducing customer outage time,” said SCE vice president for engineering James Kelly in a press release. “And the fact that these innovative poles are built in segments means they are easier for our crews to move to work sites.”

Since the RStandard poles with composite materials, they offer several benefits over wooden utility poles, such as non-conductivity, lightweight modular construction, reduced labour and equipment costs, reduced maintenance costs and increased pole maneuverability and handling.

“As North America modernizes its electric infrastructure, we intend for RStandard utility poles to be an important part of that process,” said Resin Systems president and CEO Paul Giannelia.


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