Emera Maine reports that they are conducting line inspections for reliability within their territory in Maine and working to improve response times with pole numbers.

Emera Maine contractors are installing pole number tags and recording the GPS location of poles bearing electricity distribution lines throughout the Bangor Hydro District, including private poles and poles owned by other utilities.

The purpose of the new tags is to improve response to damage reports and requests for service.

Customers can use the pole number to report system damage or identify a pole for service, among other requests.

This should help to expedite service and help customers with problems report an area at a glance.