USA, Virginia: Danville City Council will invest an additional $5.9 million in the city’s electric capital improvement plan to purchase transformers and other equipment required for the Riverside substation upgrade project.
The city plans to replace outdated, decades-old substation transformers, focusing on three substations for improvements — Bridge Street, Riverside and Schoolfield, reports WorkItSoVA.
The Riverside substation, which acts as a delivery point from American Electric Power, requires a larger transformer, and the substation also houses two distribution transformers, one of which failed in the fall of 2016 and was replaced with a mobile substation.
Danville Utilities hopes to move the Swedwood/IKEA substation transformer to the Bridge Street Substation and rebuild the substation at Schoolfield.
The Bridge Street and Schoolfield substations are planned for completion in 2017-18.