Critical Facilities Require Lightning Protection!!!September 9, 2019
Environmental Management Plant – Lightning Protection UpgradeFebruary 19, 2020
LIGHTING DISSIPATION systems such as these two located at Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board-operated facilities will be implemented soon to protect substations operated by Cleveland Utilities. The system “prevents direct lightning strikes by reducing the electric field to below lightning-collection levels, within the protected area. As a result, its dissipation array system helps “to prevent downtime and loss of assets, while increasing lightning safety for personnel,” according to Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc. CU Vice President, Electric Division Jimmy Isom told CU Board members the hawk nest in the photo on the left does not alter the effectiveness of the system.
PHOTO COURTESY, CLEVELAND UTILITIES