Optical Ground Wire (OPGW)

Published on November 30, 2020

Client Problem: 

Utilities need the ability to transmit data, either for their own SCADA use or for third party agreements.   However, space on poles and towers is limited and security is a concern.


Optical ground wire (OPGW) takes advantage of a utility’s right of way to  offer transmission of large amounts of data.  OPGW serves two purposes: the metallic portion acts as a shield wire to protect the phase conductors from lightning and system fault activity while the internal fiber portion carries optical signals.  Contact us to help choose the best cable design for your needs!