USA, Minnesota: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has authorized a call for bids for an addition of a power transformer and associated improvement works to the South Side Substation in New Ulm, Minnesota.
The estimated cost of the additional transformer is $1.4 million, reports The Journal.
The substation's existing transformer has a top rating of 20 MVA and will soon be unable to withstand the load due to expansion of local industry.
The addition of a second transformer is expected to reduce the load on the existing transformer to allowable levels during peak loading events.
Source: The Journal