Only if existing infrastructure needs to be replaced or upgraded. MVEA’s electric distribution system, including more than 6,200 miles of energized line and 24 substations, regularly receives scheduled upgrades and maintenance as part of our focused effort to provide safe and reliable electricity to the membership.
While there may be exceptions, generally, it will follow our existing electric distribution infrastructure.
- Underground fiber infrastructure will be built using bores and trenching
- Overhead fiber lines will be installed on existing above-ground electrical infrastructure (below our electric lines).
MVEA is updating their package of rights to install fiber in the existing easement area and is asking for a voluntary easement before exercising Colorado’s broadband Easements Statute.
This easement addresses the addition of a fiber optic line which MVEA will use to supplement its electric grid.