- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

MARLINTON, W.Va. (AP) - Mon Power is upgrading a 47-mile transmission line in Pocahontas County to improve service reliability.

The State Journal (https://bit.ly/1sLAVIi ) reports that the First Energy subsidiary is installing new automated switching equipment on the 69,000-volt line. The equipment will allow the company to isolate damaged sections so fewer customers will lose power while crews work.

The line serves nearly 6,000 customers in the Marlinton and Snowshoe Mountain Resort areas.

FirstEnergy West Virginia Operation president Holly Kaufmann says the project should improve service reliability and lessen the impact of severe weather in the remote, mountainous region.

The $600,000 project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Information from: The State Journal, https://www.statejournal.com

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