What's on a Utility Pole?

Ever wonder what all is on a utility pole? I was surprised to find two dozen hardware and equipment items that bring electricity to our homes, all pictured on the infographic below.

What's on a utility pole?

What's on a utility pole?

Visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration to learn more about the process to deliver electricity, the evolution of the electric power grid, and how U.S. electrical systems are now interconnected.

If you want to know what is INSIDE a utility pole,
click here to learn about the history of preservatives 
and the latest preservative development in decades. UltraPole NXT with the active ingredient, DCOI, was developed by Viance and Dupont Microbial Control for a more environmentally advanced preservative that is not a restricted use pesticide. 

UltraPole NXT was recognized by R&D World magazine, for the 2020 R&D 100 Awards as one of the most promising innovations in 2020, and the special, additional distinction, with a Silver R&D 100 Special Category Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. The renowned R&D 100 Awards list is the industry’s leading recognition for the global R&D community. 

Penta, the predominate utility preservative in the US was banned in the EU in 2019 under the United Nation's Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Penta production ceased in the US in 2022 and is no longer sold as a industrial preservative anywhere in the world.