FirstEnergy to spend $22 M on more reliable transmission lines

USA: A $22 million construction project by FirstEnergy aims to make power more reliable in the southern reaches of Lorain County.

Experts want to build about 40 km of transmission lines from a substation on the lakefront in Lorain down to Brighton Township and then east to Wellington.

The project will supply a second source of power to the Wellington electrical substation south of town. It’s intended to “mitigate potential low voltage conditions” that impact customers, according to a fact sheet from American Transmission Systems Inc., which is owned by FirstEnergy.

FirstEnergy plans to file its plans with the Ohio Power Siting Board in February. Approval is expected late in 2020.

If the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission don’t throw up any red flags, construction could begin in December and be complete by July 2021.

Source: The Chronicle

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