Grant, Ohio PUD to purchase portable transformer

Ohio: The Grant County PUD will buy a new mobile transformer, estimated to cost $4.5 M, as a backup in case of the failure of a permanent transformer.

Will Coe, engineer in the power delivery division, said the new portable transformer will generate 50 MW. It would be used in case a transformer failed that was providing power to a large industrial customer.

Replacing a failed transformer for a large industrial customer could take 10 days to two weeks in optimal conditions, Coe said, and the PUD might not be able to provide an alternate source of power. In that case the customer might have to shut down for the duration of the outage, Coe said.

 

Source: Columbia Basin Herald