Putnam substation power outage reduction improvements
Categories: News - 2023-08-11 09:06:28
USA, Brewster: A Putnam County substation will get upgrades to reduce power outages.
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) officials announced that Dingle Ridge substation in the Putnam County village of Brewster will receive upgrades meant to increase reliability and capacity for the region’s customers.
The project, planned to be completed by June 2024, will increase reliable energy service for over 700 customers and allow energy to be rerouted when a line goes down.
To do this, the project will relocate and upgrade the current 5 MVA bank to a new substation in Brewster with two 22.4 MVA transformer banks. Additionally, a few segments of distribution circuits will be converted from 4.8 kV to 13.2 kV distribution circuits to increase capacity and reliability.
“This project will reduce the number of outages and the time of outages that do occur for customers by increasing our reliable service,” stated NYSEG Brewster Division manager of regional operations Rob McDonough.
“Improvements to our grid are desperately needed and I thank NYSEG for making this investment in our infrastructure,” said Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne, who added, “It will enhance the reliability of our electrical system, benefitting residents and businesses.”
This text is taken from https://transformers-magazine.com/tm-news/putnam-substation-power-outage-reduction-improvements/