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  Electricity pylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The towers are usually steel lattices or trusses (wooden structures are used in Germany in exceptional cases) and the insulators are generally glass discs assembled in strings whose length is dependent on the line voltage and environmental conditions.
Pylons used for single phase AC railway traction lines are similar in construction to pylons used for 110 kV-three phase lines.
anchor pylons (or strainer pylons) utilize horizontal insulators and occur at the endpoints of conductors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pylon   (1436 words)

 Electric power transmission - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Electrical energy is generated by power plants and is then sold as a commodity to end consumers by retailers.
Electricity is usually sent over long distance through a combination of overhead power transmission lines (such as those in the photo on the right) and buried cables.
In countries with extensive electric railways, sometimes single phase AC current is used as traction current for railway traction.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Electric_power_transmission   (2007 words)

 Electric power transmission - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
This is distinct from electricity distribution which is concerned with the delivery from the substation to the consumers.
In electric railways, sometimes single phase AC current is used as traction current for railway traction.
The unvarying portion of the electric demand is known as the "base load", and is generally served best by facilities with low variable costs but high fixed costs, like nuclear or large coal-fired powerplants.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/l/e/Electric_power_transmission.html   (2439 words)

 Pylon (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An electricity pylon, part of an electric power transmission network (especially UK usage).
Pylon (architecture): The gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
Pylon is a 1935 novel by William Faulkner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pylon_(disambiguation)   (192 words)

 Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon, (tower designation 4ZO251B), is an electricity pylon which stands with its feet over the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Heyrod, Stalybridge, Cheshire.
The Stalybridge substation was built while the canal was closed to navigation, and when the canal reopened it had to pass between the pylon's legs.
This may be the only electricity pylon in the world under which one can pass in a boat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huddersfield_Narrow_Canal_Pylon   (165 words)

 The Gorge - Electricity Pylons
Sometimes a pylon that is over-spec'd is used for a lower voltage circuit.
So the title probably goes to the tallest pylons in the UK, which are a pair of pylons which span the Thames at Thurrock, next to the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.
The Pylon Appreciation Society is an offshoot of this website and provides member benefits such as a "Spotter's Guide" and the facility to answer all your questions in detail.
www.gorge.org /pylons/faq.shtml   (3227 words)

 Volts From the Blue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Because electricity is visible only in its effects, it tended to be associated with and understood in terms of the varied airs, vapours, ethers and effluvia which occupied the imagination of natural scientists from the classical period onwards.
The electric effluvia differ much from air, and as air is the earth’s effluvium, so electric bodies have their own distinctive effluvia; and each peculiar effluvium has its own individual power of leading to union, its own movement to its origin, to its fount, and to the body that emits the effluvium.
Electricity allowed him a vision of endlessly renewable power, in which the kinetic and the cognitive could operate on commensurable scales, and the world could be powered by mental energies and impulses.
www.bbk.ac.uk /english/skc/volts   (5319 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 8 Feb 2006 (pt 4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The cost of alterations to the electricity network and the reinstatement of the underground cable were to fall to the Department of Transport.
In doing that, it left an electricity pylon that is a scar on the landscape, is in a temporary and, in my view, not terribly stable position—it is on the edge of a cliff—and is visible for miles around.
We have given proper consideration to the issue of the Southerham pylon and we are aware of the environmental sensitivities locally, as evidenced by the scheme we have developed for the A27 between Southerham and Beddingham.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/cm060208/halltext/60208h04.htm   (3745 words)

 Telegraph | News | Pylon cancer fears put £7bn blight on house prices
Up to £7 billion will be wiped off property values if the Government accepts the advice of experts that homes should no longer be built near overhead power lines because of possible links with childhood leukaemia.
A draft of a report by the committee, seen by The Daily Telegraph, states that building houses within 230ft of high voltage power lines and 115ft of lower voltage lines should be banned.
It states that whether home and landowners could claim compensation from electricity companies will depend partly on the contractual arrangements between the parties, and whether the Government introduces compulsory or voluntary measures.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/04/29/npylons29.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/04/29/ixnewstop.html   (870 words)

 Southerham pylon
The pylon, which had been erected in 1974 on the understanding that it would provide a temporary diversion of underground cabling during the construction of the then A27 Southerham Bypass, was made permanent by means of a highly dubious process involving the Department of Transport at the time.
The notice published to overturn the temporary nature of the pylon was published in a different newspaper from the original notice.
The Department of Transport paid the owners of the land on which the pylon is sited £9,750, well over three times the usual £2,900 easement value, to consent to the pylon’s permanent positioning.
www.normanbaker.org.uk /press_releases/2006/060209_Pylon.htm   (439 words)

 John Robb's Weblog
Spanish police have blown up a bomb left by ETA on an electricity pylon and are searching for another device as the Basque guerrillas adopted a new tactic of targeting the country's power infrastructure...
For example, the cities of Amarah in the southern province of Maysan and Samawah in Muthanna province, also in the south, had long been relatively free of violence but are now experiencing frequent attacks, the reports indicate.
Baghdad Burning (this concurs with my analysis of global guerrilla attacks on Iraqi electricity infrastructure): You know things are really going downhill in Iraq, when the Bush speech-writers have to recycle his old speeches.
jrobb.mindplex.org /2004/09/27.html   (425 words)

 Flats plan at pylon fight site : Shropshire Star
Controversial plans were revealed today to build a block of flats on a site that was the subject of a bitter battle to remove an electricity pylon just three years ago.
Residents won a hard-fought battle to get a huge electricity pylon removed from the site in 2003 after more than five years of campaigning.
Electricity bosses eventually agreed to lay cables underground to replace the pylon in a project costing £3.75 million after the issue was taken to Parliament.
www.shropshirestar.co.uk /2006/08/flats-plan-at-pylon-fight-site   (299 words)

 Graham Joyce : stories : under the pylon
But the pylon was situated on a large patch of waste ground between the houses, and when it came down to it, there was nowhere else for us kids to go.
He lifted the door we used as a bench and leaned it against the struts of one of the pylon's legs.
Then he made to speak, but all I heard or saw was a fizz of electricity arcing across the metal brace on his teeth.
www.grahamjoyce.net /stories/pylon.html   (3687 words)

 Dar Al Hayat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Spanish police blew up a bomb placed on a electricity pylon and hunted for another device on Saturday after ETA Basque guerrillas said they had planted them, in what appeared to be a new tactic to hit power infrastructure.
A caller claiming to represent ETA telephoned a Basque newspaper saying the separatist group had put bombs on two high- tension electricity cable pylons run by grid operator Red Electrica, police said.
Police quickly found one on a pylon near the French border in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa.
english.daralhayat.com /world_news/09-2004/Article-20040926-37667c63-c0a8-01ed-002c-03ff340e5bf3/story.html   (740 words)

 Electricity Pylon and Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Depending on conditions, 115,000 volt lines, like those supported by the tower, could shock a person as far away as 6 feet.
When the man "whizzed" near the conductor (wire), the power arced up his "stream" (urine is an excellent conductor of electricity), travelled up to his private parts, and blew him off the tower.
The guys at the power company noted a momentary outage on this line and sent repairmen to see if there was any damage.
www.geocities.com /mikey_wbt/urban_legends/electricity_pylon_and_beer.html   (298 words)

 The Gorge - Electricity Pylon Design
The then Central Electricity Board sought to introduce a standard design for the National Grid which was planned at that time.
The final design was chosen by Sir Reginald Blomfield (a leading architect of the day) and was based on a submission by Milliken Brothers and much later designated PL1 and PL1b.
The late lamented Pink Pylon was an L2, easily identifiable by the near equal-length crossarms.
www.gorge.org /pylons/structure.shtml   (818 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Lucky crash escape for Nadal
French Open champion Rafael Nadal escaped unhurt after the car in which he was travelling hit an electricity pylon on Mallorca, Spanish media reported.
She said the tennis player recovered after having a drink at her house and the car was taken away by a tow truck.
The pylon collapsed as a result of the impact and local radio station IB3 reported the accident had caused power cuts in the Portocristo area of the island.
www.rte.ie /sport/2006/0711/nadalr.html   (201 words)

 Pylon Gifts
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 Bandits execute 12 people by southern Iranian road - Boston.com
Bandits disguised as policemen executed 12 bound men by a southern Iranian roadside and strung a wounded 12-year-old boy from an electricity pylon, state media reported on Sunday.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Bandits disguised as policemen executed 12 bound men by a southern Iranian roadside and strung a wounded 12-year-old boy from an electricity pylon, state media reported on Sunday.
It was not immediately clear if the boy strung to the pylon survived.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/05/14/bandits_execute_12_people_by_southern_iranian_road   (422 words)

 AR.net >> Discussion Forum >> terrorism by hunt fanatics.
A small notice board was also found fixed to wooden posts near the vandalised pylon warning that “next time” activists would bring the pylon down.
The pylon supports 132kv overhead power lines which supply the western coastal area of Cumbria.
Anyone with any information about the attack on the pylon is asked to contact Cumbria police on 01768 891999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
www.animalrights.net /76373   (608 words)

 Leica Photography Forum: Should we remove pylons?
I just had a print of this framed and the framer, who is a watercolourist, thought it was a shame about the electricity pylon and suggested I use software to remove it.
Say someone liked a photo of a beautiful village and went there to enjoy it then realised that every house really had satellite dishes and telephone cables and the pretty lane was festooned with roadsigns and that the 'village' was surrounded by tower blocks which the photographer had 'removed'.
The pylon might be an annoyance now but in 50 years it may be quaint.
www.photo.net /bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00AEhx   (1872 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
However, even in those days, when environmental awareness was less than it is now, there was a strong desire in the local population to have the cable undergrounded because of the picturesque views of the downs and the special nature of the landscape there.
That was quite proper, as it was the Department of Transport that caused the cable to be moved in the first place.
The estimated cost in 1976 of removing the temporary pylon and reinstating the underground line, as was promised in the statutory notice in 1975, was £84,000.
www.libdems.org.uk /community/house-of-commons-westminster-hall-debate-on-electricity-pylons-southerham.html   (735 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | New UK power station to be built
The new plant will be able to provide electricity for more than a million homes, Centrica said.
Volatile global wholesale energy markets have led to a number of power suppliers increasing their household electricity and gas bills.
Centrica raised its gas and electricity prices by 22% at the beginning of March, and has recently warned that further price rises could be on the way.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/5085904.stm   (499 words)

 TamilNet: News in Brief:
Electricity supply to several Sri Lankan Army camps in Vanni was disrupted after an electricity pylon was blasted last night; Sri Lankan Customs arrest two Indian nationals at Colombo airport; Five policemen and civilian feared drowned in boat accident.
An electricity pylon was blasted around midnight yesterday at Rambaikulam, about 15 km.
However the electricity supply was restored by morning today.
www.tamilnet.com /art.html?catid=13&artid=2654   (385 words)

 Pylon and electricity line compensation for UK landowners, including wayleave.
Pylon and electricity line compensation for UK landowners, including wayleave.
The drawbacks of having pylons and their electricity lines on property are well documented - they are both ugly and noisy, perceived to be an unquantified health risk, and can even give you an electric shock.
These factors have a detrimental impact on the value and enjoyment of an affected property.
www.pyloncompensation.co.uk   (100 words)

 Airport electricity pylon falls on Air Malta plane after being hit by the same aircraft
Airport electricity pylon falls on Air Malta plane after being hit by the same aircraft
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news) -- 20 January 2004 1100 CET Updated 1300 CET -- Air Malta flight KM642 operating from Malta to Catania was delayed on Monday evening when the aircraft hit an electricity pylon whilst taxiing from its bay to the runway at the Malta International Airport.
Air Malta said that none of the twenty-seven passengers and six crew members on board the Airbus A320, with registration number 9H-ABQ, were injured.
www.di-ve.com /dive/portal/portal.jhtml?id=121768&pid=1   (397 words)

 ETA botch electricity pylon attack
ETA terrorists detonated four bombs at the feet of an electricity pylon earlier today near Irun, but failed to bring it down or disrupt supply.
Basque interior ministry sources explain that four amonal bombs weighing between 500g-1kg, typical of the kind used in this summer´s terror campaign in the north of Spain, were placed at the base of each support.
A spokesman from the company that owns the pylon, Red Eléctrica de España, said that no fault was registered on their monitoring equipment, but they have shut off supply while repairs are carried out to minor damage at the base of the pylon.
www.thinkspain.com /news-spain/6822   (367 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Would-be electric-cable thief dies in pylon plunge in Far East
A Krasnoyarskenergo spokesman said the man had climbed up the pylon and managed to cut away a section of electrified cable.
But he was apparently unable to maintain his balance, and paramedics called to the scene said he died of injuries sustained in his fall.
Thieves have stolen 20 km (12 miles) of electric cable and dismantled two substations, he said, adding that company losses from theft stood at 435,000 rubles ($15,700) and that it would cost 534,000 rubles ($19,300) to replace the stolen equipment.
en.rian.ru /russia/20060414/46364043.html   (266 words)

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