Cache Valley Electric’s Line Division was awarded a four-year contract by Dixie Power to install transmission and distribution lines for new and future growth in the St. George, UT area. Dixie Power, formed in 1946, is a cooperative providing electric utility services to approximately 20,000 meters in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.
CVE’s initial scope of work involved installing 25 miles of transmission and distribution lines. These 69kV and 138kV transmission lines take power to the substations, where it then steps down to a 12kV for distribution to local homes and businesses.
This phase of the project covered a three-mile stretch where general foreman Troy Pehrson and six linemen installed 50 steel structures varying in height from 90′ to 105′ tall. After the bases were poured, CVE crews placed each structure using bucket trucks with a 100′ reach.
This line runs parallel to Utah SR-7, also known as the Southern Parkway. This roadway connects the southern area of St George to Hurricane, UT while also providing access to the St. George Regional Airport. The project began in Quality, UT proceeded through to Quality Corner, then turned and ended at Klein Corner.