Substation Improves Electricity Service - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Substation Improves Electricity Service

Posted: Updated:

A twelve-million-dollar investment in a new electricity substation will improve reliability of electrical power in Minot and the Minot Air Force Base.

The new bulk delivery substation will also provide the power needed for the areas of new growth in southwest Minot.

Senator Hoeven and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley attended a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon.

Central Power Electric Cooperative built the seven-million-dollar bulk delivery substation --- used to supply Verendrye Electric Cooperative.

It provides another source of power from an existing 115,000 volt line owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

Another five-million-dollars was invested in 17 miles of transmission lines from the new bulk substation to existing distribution substations around Minot.

Central Power also hosted an open house for the four-million-dollar addition to the office building in Minot.

Lt. Governor Wrigley says the energy infrastructure improvements are a crucial part of a growing economy.

(Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, (R) North Dakota) "Having a sense that to maintain this growth and to expand this number one economy, it takes that investment and vision that this economy takes a skeletal structure supporting it and our infrastructure - whether it's water or roads, or our electrical grid."

Montana-Dakota Utilities officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new office building and warehouse to continue electric improvements in the Williston area.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Evacuations Follow Williston Fire

    Evacuations Follow Williston Fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:20:17 GMT
    Image from cell phone video of Darrin SanfordImage from cell phone video of Darrin Sanford
    A fire in east Williston has closed Highway 1804 and forced the evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding Red River Supply.
    A fire in east Williston has closed Highway 1804 and forced the evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding Red River Supply.
  • Fatal Accident Near Towner

    Fatal Accident Near Towner

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:58 GMT
    A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road Sunday.
    A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road Sunday.
  • Water Meeting is Wednesday

    Water Meeting is Wednesday

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:06:48 GMT
    The slow process of getting Missouri River water to north-central North Dakota takes an important step Wednesday.
    The slow process of getting Missouri River water to north-central North Dakota takes an important step Wednesday.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.