Republic Substation now Providing Energy to Growing Area
City Utilities of Springfield officially energized the 28-Megawatt Republic Substation following a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting event held earlier today. Energizing the substation completes the first phase of a multi-year utility project designed to provide reliable electric service in the southwest portion of the CU service area.
“Planning for this facility, and the infrastructure that supports it, involved the work of not only CU staff, but the combined efforts Springfield, Republic, and many community partners,” said Gary Gibson – President and CEO, City Utilities of Springfield. “The ability to provide reliable electric service, and being able to expand in the future, is a key factor to attracting quality jobs and growth in communities. This project will provide reliable electric service to the commercial, industrial, and residential growth that is rapidly taking place.”
The $9 million project, including construction, transmission infrastructure and land acquisitions, currently provides up to 28 MW of energy with total future expansion capability of 56 MW. The ability to provide transmission system upgrades and grid interconnections are also available with this project.