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2008-07-29 12:01:18

By Justin Faulconer, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 29--BEDFORD -- To meet growth needs in Forest, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a special-use permit for an electric substation on Old Farm Road. Appalachian Power Company plans to construct the Coffee Substation -- a 200-by-200-square-foot gravel pad with a 12-foot-tall control building and 65-foot-tall transmission bays -- by June 2009. The station would be the fifth serving the Forest area,...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Justin Faulconer, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 28--Appalachian Power Company will ask Bedford County officials tonight for permission to build an electric substation in Forest. To build the facility on 11 acres on the east side of Old Farm Road, the company needs a permit from the county. The land is zoned residential and substations are a special use. The Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing on the matter at 7:30 p.m. for all those who want to speak....

2008-07-23 18:00:48

By Melissa Domsic, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--GREILICKVILLE -- Residents remain charged up over a utility company's efforts to build an electrical substation in Elmwood Township. Wolverine Power Cooperative is seeking permission from the state to bypass township ordinances and build the facility near the corner of Bugai Road and M-72. Wolverine and its co-op member Cherryland Electric Cooperative held an informational public meeting on Tuesday as part of the...

2008-07-16 12:00:22

GE Digital Energy announces the Multilin HardFiber System which eliminates the need for thousands of copper wires in a substation and replaces them with a few fiber optic cables. By eliminating the need to install and maintain thousands of copper wires, used for signaling and monitoring in electrical substations, utilities can save up to 50% of protection and control installation and maintenance costs, while at the same time increasing worker safety and power system reliability. The...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

German power engineering major Siemens has received a contract to modernize and expand the medium-voltage electricity distribution network of the Sri Lankan capital city, Colombo, on behalf of the power supply utility, Ceylon Electricity Board. The order is worth around E31 million. The contract includes the expansion and modernization of a 33/11-kV transformer substation; the delivery, installation and commissioning of several medium-voltage power supply installations; and the renovation...

2008-06-24 06:02:56

By Jeff Mills, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 24--GREENSBORO -- Charles Kirkman doesn't object to the tall towers or the humming high-voltage power lines strung between them that will likely cut across his farm in a few years. He just wishes the route wouldn't take up so much of the land his ancestors first settled when North Carolina was still a British colony. Kirkman, who owns 125 acres off Hockett Road in Pleasant Garden, raised the lone objection to a proposed electric...

2006-07-20 09:01:01

Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UNCN), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC, a wholly owned Unico subsidiary, has reached an agreement with PacifiCorp, which supplies more than 1.6 million customers with energy and has more than 8,400 megawatts of generation capacity, to perform design and engineering services related to the construction of an electrical substation at the Deer Trail Mine and processing facility in...


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