TEP investing $260M in electric system upgrades in 2018

USA, Arizona: Over the last five years, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has invested approximately $1 billion to upgrade its electric infrastructure, and plans to invest about $260 million this year alone in upgrading electric transmission and distribution facilities and other resources.

As part of the investment, TEP recently completed construction of the 138 kV Orange Grove Substation, a $14 million project that will alleviate potential overload conditions during summer months at three nearby substations, reports Business Wire.

The new substation houses a 138 kV power transformer and will interconnect existing 138 kV transmission lines and help meet customer energy needs in the fast-growing area.

Source: Business Wire