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Austin to get third substation downtown


 USA, Texas: City of Austin’s municipal utility provider Austin Energy is set to build a third substation in the downtown grid by 2020, aiming to avoid recurring power outages in the city’s economic powerhouse.

In addition to building a new downtown substation, the company is planning upgrades to other aspects of the downtown grid, including rebuilding the Brackenridge substation, upgrading network distribution and adding a transformer to the Seaholm substation, reports Community Impact.

The entire project will cost $60 million over the next six years and would double the utility’s network capacity in downtown.

The engineering phase of the project is scheduled to begin early 2018.

Source: Community Impact