USD 235M power projects planned for Western Pennsylvania

USA; Pennsylvania: As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the durability and flexibility of its electric transmission and distribution systems, FirstEnergy plans to spend about $235 million during 2017 on infrastructure upgrades to enhance service reliability in West Penn Power’s 24-county service area. 

The major projects in 2017 include completing a new transmission substation in Washington County, with power transformers and related electrical equipment, to support two new midstream gas processing facilities near Burgettstown, Pa., that require large amounts of electricity, the utility company said in a press release.

Also, the substation near Slippery Rock will be upgraded with four new breakers and a reconfigured transformer to accommodate higher voltage.

Other projects include constructions of new transmission lines, upgrades of distribution substations, replacement of aged electrical equipment, etc.

Source: FirstEnergy