New power substation saving Logan significant dollars

Mayor Randy Watts and others have had high praise for the amount of money the city’s saved since Jeff White became the Light and Power director less than two years ago. White says the savings came when it was decided to scrap a plan to build a 138,000 volt transmission system throughout the city.White says his department decided to stay with the existing 46,000 volt system and then build another 46,000 volt loop system west of town. This new substation, according to White, will serve everything west of 600 West, an area with a sifnificant amount of industrial activity.Electricity demand has been high in the west and Rocky Mountain Power recently encouraged its customers to start reducing their electricity consumption as much as possible through below freezing weather.Logan’s Power and Light Director Jeff White says the city is in good shape buying power until the year 2016 and probably beyond that, depending on what happens with Climate Change legislation and other issues.Even so, White says those who have an option would be wise to use electric power during early mornings or late evenings rather than the peak times of early evening hours or afternoons. He says that’s how Logan City Power users can help the city’s ongoing effort to save money and hold power rates down.

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