Utility poles owned by Pepco typically have equipment attached to them that belongs to other utilities. Before we can remove an old pole, all utilities, not just Pepco, must first transfer their equipment to the new pole.
The locations of double poles are added to the National Joint Use Notification System ("NJUNS") that is used by the utilities in the District of Columbia and states nationwide. All utilities in our region voluntarily participate in this process to help track the progress of removing double poles.
The equipment typically must be removed in sequential order from top to bottom. Pepco normally initiates the process by transferring our wires and equipment. Generally, the order is as follows:
1. Pepco transfers equipment
2. DDOT transfers equipment
3. RCN transfers equipment
4. Verizon transfers equipment
5. Comcast transfers equipment
6. Pepco inspects pole to ensure all equipment has been transferred
7. Old pole is removed
NJUNS sends an automated email to the utilities every time a location is updated or an action is taken.
The table below shows the number of poles where the named utility is next in line to transfer their equipment from the old pole to the new pole.
The locations of double poles are managed through the National Joint Use Notification System. Double Poles have been identified at the locations below (as of Nov. 1, 2017).
If you are aware of a double pole that is not on the list, please report it now.