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Whaleback Emergency Fire Repairs

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Completion Date: 10/20/2018

Client: Lassen Municipal Utility District

With more than six decades of experience in distribution construction and maintenance as well as emergency response, PAR was called on by Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) to restore power after the devastating Whaleback fire.

The Lassen National Forest and Bureau of Land Management reopened grounds after fire crews contained the Whaleback Fire that consumed more than 18,000 acres.

PAR crews reconstructed existing overhead 15 kV lines destroyed by the fire and pulled and installed new underground 15 kV along a new route via county road 1A near Eagle Lake, north of Susanville, CA, for LMUD. The installed infrastructure is 1W6″ Conduit with above grade owner provided junction enclosures. PAR continued to provide extensive 12 kV services in support of LMUD’s system in California including all aspects of overhead and underground distribution work. As a result of PAR’s emergency response and reconstruction efforts, LMUD was able to restore service to its customers.

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