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2009 return of Cooper Power Systems Kyle rebate program


July 19, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

Cooper Power Systems announced guidelines for its Kyle Classic program, now in its 18th year. It’s an incentive program for customers to retire Kyle reclosers boasting more than 25 years of service and purchase new ones.

The Kyle Classic program recognizes the value of veteran Kyle
single-phase reclosers (25 years old or older) by offering between $100
and $250 credit toward the purchase of new vacuum or oil single-phase
reclosers. Customers can also retire certain reclosers not manufactured
by Cooper to receive a similar credit.

“Customers are looking for innovative ways to improve the reliability
of the electric grid,” said Cooper Power Systems’ group president, Mike
Stoessl. “The Kyle Classic program provides a financial incentive to
improve system reliability by upgrading to new automatic circuit
reclosers.”

He pointed out that the cost to maintain recloser units that have been
in service for 25 or more years has a tendency to increase as a result
of the limited availability of mechanisms and interrupters, adding
there is also a time and cost factor associated with
researching/sourcing spare parts for older units.

“The Kyle Classic program gives participants favourable pricing on our
newest Kyle single-phase hydraulically controlled reclosers, developed
to help improve the live-line work and fault checking procedures needed
to quickly restore power to the grid,” added Stoessl.

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