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Keeping the lights on for Los Alamos County residents is the top priority for the Department of Public Utilities. But it hasn’t always been easy.
Currently, Electrical Engineering Manager Rafael De La Torre and his staff are replacing the system’s fuses. This process will cut down on the number of outages that DPU customers experience.
In addition, the transformers are being insulated so that if an animal, such as a squirrel, gets on top of the transformer, it won’t cause a power outage De La Torre said that he hopes to have the project completed by the end of June.
“Most of our efforts have been on circuit 16, which is in the Barranca Mesa area,” De La Torre said. “We’ve recently purchased all the material to work on circuits 13 and 15, which is basically referred to as the western area, which is the older part of town, west of the LA Medical Center.”
De La Torre said his staff is replacing the fuses and the fuse holder, which is also referred to as a cutout.
“As we’re replacing the fuses, if we determine the fuse holder needs to be replaced, we do that as well,” he said.
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