Metal power poles vs. wood: what’s the benefit?

In some cases, UEC will install iron or steel poles, rather than wood, for transmission or distribution projects. Many variables factor into these choices including: wildfire mitigation, pole longevity, engineering of the structure and project and more.

Overall, the life of a steel or iron pole is nearly double that of a standard wood pole and weighs about half the weight, making them more manageable for UEC crews during installation and repairs.