Electrical Distribution Department

Electrical Superintendent

BARRY SPURLIN 

 

Office number (828-248-5249)

E-mail  barryspurlin@townofforestcity.com


 

Electric Department Overview:

There are five linemen in the Electrical Department. Some with up to 27 years experience in linework. They have a vast combined knowledge of  electrical transmission, and distribution, plus all are very familiar with the Town’s system. We have approximately 5,000 plus electrical customers, with three substations, seven 1600 KW generators for peak shaving. We have approximately 250 miles of overhead distribution lines and about 10 miles of underground distribution lines. Their job consists of setting and replacing poles, transformers, metering, street lighting, security lighting, new overhead, and underground line construction, plus monitoring the flow of electric current. We are constantly making improvements to our system by replacing old wire, poles, and equipment. Also we have many trees throughout the Town, and we keep a full time two-man tree trimming crew year round in order to keep power outages to a minimum. Someone from this department is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round.

 

TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE 24 HOURS A DAY CALL (828-245-0149)

 

OTHER EMERGENCIES CALL      ( 911 )

 

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG !      (  811 or 1-800-632-4949  ONE CALL  )