Rocky Mountain Power plans upgrades in Cache Valley

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Rocky Mountain Power says demand for electricity in Cache Valley is increasing so fast it has to upgrade a transmission line and a substation.Power consumption demands in the basin are increasing by 5 percent a year – a rate that Rocky Mountain Power likens to a runaway freight train.The utility plans to rebuild a substation near Green Canyon as well as seven miles of high-voltage transmission lines to serve south-end communities including Hyrum and Wellsville.Utility spokesman Dave Eskelsen says those projects should be complete by summer 2011.In October, nearly 9,000 customers in the south valley lost power during an equipment failure blamed on wear and tear.***CORRECTIONLOGAN, Utah (AP) — In a Feb. 16 story about utility upgrades in Cache Valley, The Associated Press reported the wrong location where Rocky Mountain Power plans to expand a substation. It will be in Nibley, not Green Canyon.

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