Richland Energy Services plans to upgrade an electrical substation off Robertson Drive and Highway 240, and residents this week may hear controlled detonations about as loud as a shotgun or large firework in the immediate area as a result.
The upgrade involves reworking some high voltage transmission lines, and “this will require a contractor to install splices on the line using an implosive sleeve product,” a city release said.
“The splices made by the implosive sleeve product fuse the wires and makes a better connection which will have a longer operational life and improved reliability,” the release said.
Three splices will be installed at once; the controlled detonations are scheduled for late Tuesday morning but could happen later in the week if needed, the release said.
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It said a “trained and licensed contractor” will store, transport and install the splices.