Tucker County substation to power up with a new transformer

USA, West Virginia: Mon Power is upgrading a transmission substation near Thomas, W.Va., to help connect a new wind farm to the regional electric grid. 

The centerpiece of the $2.2 million substation project is installing a new 138 kV power transformer which will accommodate the output from a new wind farm being built in nearby Grant County, FirstEnergy said in a press statement. 

Slated for completion in late November, the upgrade also included a new circuit breaker and relay devices, which automatically interrupt the flow of electricity to protect equipment from events such as tree-related outages or lightning strikes. 

Source: FirstEnergy