What are high voltage circuits?

High voltage (HV) circuits, which are decades old, operate between 2400 and 4000 volts. This is hot enough to turn dirt into glass. (As a comparison, modern lighting is only 120- 277 volts.) Originally, the wiring was laid in a trench, without a conduit. This is known as “direct burial wire.” These wires only have one conductor, unlike modern circuits which have two conductors.

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1. Where can I report an outage?
2. Usually my lights are back on in a few hours or days. Why is this taking so long?
3. Why are High Voltage circuits failing?
4. Why doesn’t the City leave some of the lights on when a circuit fails?
5. What are high voltage circuits?
6. Why does it take so long to fix High Voltage street lights?
7. Will the new LED streetlights speed up the process of fixing them?
8. What is the cost of replacing the street lights?
9. Are the streetlights being replaced?