Grants Meter Survey Underway
4:15PM March 01, 2018
Continental Divide Electric Cooperative has contracted with Pulse Broadband to verify locations of electrical meters and service addresses and survey pole attachments.
The digital update of meter locations is necessary for CDEC to install equipment for its communication upgrade known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system) to improve our electric distribution system’s reliability. This survey will also enable CDEC to provide access to fiber internet services at businesses and home.
Pulse crews work Monday through Friday, between dawn and dusk and carry CDEC-issued ID badges with employee names and pictures, along with a CDEC “Letter of Authority” giving Pulse employees access to its power lines and equipment, including electric meters. Pulse employees travel in vehicles that display exterior signs identifying them as a utility contractor with Continental Divide Electric Cooperative.
As a courtesy, CDEC and its contractors try to alert residents who live in work areas, even though notification is not required. Notification is not required because residents – at the time they sign up for service – give the co-op permission to access their property in the event of repairs, maintenance or upgrades.
Pulse technicians will attempt to make contact with the residents and leave door hangers when necessary. CDEC and Pulse appreciate our members’ patience and cooperation during this ongoing survey. If you have any concerns or questions about the project, contact the co-ops at (505) 285-6656.