Snohomish County to modernize its power grid at $23.6M

USA, Washington: The Snohomish County Public Utility District has started on a two-year, $23.6 million project that will include building a new substation as well as upgrades to existing substations, distribution and transmission lines.

The main goal of the Oso-East Arlington-Eagle Creek project is to modernize the power grid in the growing Arlington area and Stillaguamish Valley, upgrading their aging transmission lines and substations, reports The Arlington Times.

The project will include construction of a new Eagle Creek substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, and upgrades to the East Arlington substation.

The last of the legacy 55 kV lines will be upgraded to 115 kV lines between the Oso and East Arlington substations. The Oso substation will be upgraded with 115 kV equipment.

The last of the projects should be completed by April 2019.

Source: The Arlington Times