Here is where you can expect to see Medina EC crews and contractors frequently during November.
- Crews with LineTec are replacing poles and installing equipment in the Pearsall, Big Foot and Frio Town areas.
- Osmose crews, formally QPI or QPIM, will be inspecting power poles in the Cotulla area. Inspections began in June and should be complete at the beginning of November.
- LineTec will be rebuilding existing powerlines along the west side of FM 471 north from CR 477 to FM 1957 due to the continual growth in this area.
- LineTec has also started upgrading line in Natalia area from the substation going west along CR 669 to CR 5710. This started on August 5 and will take two months to finish.
- LineTec will begin changing out poles and upgrading equipment in the Lopeno area. This work started in October and will go through January.
Tree Trimming and Vegetation Management Work:
You can learn more about our vegetation management program and see a map of where work is taking place here.
- Asplundh is clearing in the Natalia area, primarily in the areas around State Hwy 132, FM 463 and FM 471, and in the Devine area, primarily west of Devine along FM 2200 going towards Yancey. They began clearing in both these areas in March and will be finished by the end of 2020.
- Crews with Cedar Beetle LLC. will continue clearing right of ways in Montell area along Highway 55, through the end of 2020.
All Medina EC contractors have letters showing that they are an approved contractor along with the dates of the work. If you see someone suspicious, do not hesitate to ask them for their credentials. You may also call our office at 1-866-MEC-ELEC (632-3532) and our staff will verify contractor locations.
Upcoming Planned Outages:
Medina EC is completing a large conversion project in the Quihi area. This involves changing the voltage in the lines, and as a result the impacted areas will experience planned power outages on 11/4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 11/11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as crews take final steps to complete the work. Different members will be involved in each outage, and all impacted members are being contacted through multiple emails, phone calls and with door hangers.