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Photos Of The Electricity Industry

The following are some photos of the power industry, including power lines, substations, transmission lines, etc. Below are a couple photos of power line workers using bucket lift trucks and replacing older electricity lines in a residential neighborhood. Replacing power lines which are in use can be a very complicated process and can require the use of several bucket lift trucks at the same time. Power line workers have a dangerous job, but it is one which can pay a good salary.

Photo of power line workers in bucket lift. Power line workers in bucket lift truck.

The next image is of an electrical substation near Karnes City, Texas, owned by South Texas Electric Cooperative.

  Logo used by Texas Electrical Cooperative

Below is a photo of power line workers using bucket trucks to install new lines running to oil pumping units on a Texas ranch. Specialized power line spool trailer holds rolls of wire.

Two power line company trucks in Texas.

Power line company trailer with spools of wire.

Below are a couple photos of electrical substations used in the electricity industry to step down high voltage from cross country transmission lines for use in cities and towns. An oil drilling rig can be seen as a faint speck under the white rain downpour in the lower right of the photo. The well it is drilling will probably supply some of the fuel for the power plant that this substation gets its electricity from.

Photo of power station and storm coming.

Below in the photo of this electrical substation, you can see that it is well fenced. Just getting close to some of the high voltage equipment seen in the photo below can be deadly.

Photo of electrical power substation for Concho Valley Electric COOP..

Below is a photo of an electrical transformer station next to a wind farm. The electrical substation in this photo is used to step up the voltage of electricity generated by the wind turbines so that it can be transmitted over long distances without losing as much energy along the way.

Power substation next to wind farm and turbine.

Below is a photo of high voltage electricity transmission lines utilizing wooden poles. The use of wooden poles on high voltage lines is much less common these days, as most are made of steel or aluminum towers or poles such as those above. Note that the more insulators that you see, typically the higher voltage of the transmission line.

Photo of high voltage electric lines.

Below are a couple photos of power line transformers. These are used to further step down the voltage of local electricity distribution lines for industrial or household use. Photo of the power line transformer on the left was taken at a factory and the one on the right is located at a restaurant.

Photo of electric transformer on pole. Power line transformer and lines.

The large dragline or coal shovel in the photo below is mining lignite coal for the San Miguel Electric Cooperative in Christine, Texas.

Large dragline or coal shovel in operation at the San Miguel Electric Cooperative mine near Christine Texas.

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