Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative (SIEC) was recently awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These funds were allocated for the purpose of rebuilding and strengthening overhead power lines throughout the Cooperative’s service territory to mitigate future damages to the electric distribution facilities in the event of future natural disasters.
SIEC has awarded a contract to Kiowa Line Builders, Inc. which will soon start re-construction on one of the cooperative’s power lines in Salt Creek and Union Township, Davis County, Iowa. In most cases, the Cooperative will be installing new poles with shorter span lengths and replacing the existing small copper conductors with larger aluminum conductors.
The construction phase of this project is expected to conclude by early October. The contractors will be issued identification tags from the Cooperative and their vehicles will be equipped with a magnetic decal that reads “Contractor For Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative”.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the activities as described above, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may properly address them and mitigate any delays in design or construction.
We appreciate your cooperation on these matters as we strive to continue delivering safe, reliable electric power.