Bergen Park substation upgraded, in operation

As we previously have reported, IREA has been working for some time to improve service in the Floyd Hill area. Xcel Energy agreed to expand its Bergen Park substation so IREA could place a transformer there and take service directly from the 115-kilovolt transmission system rather than from the existing 25-kilovolt distribution feed that has served the area for years. We built new distribution feeders to serve Floyd Hill from that transformer and upgraded the distribution system in the area by building a new primary loop and rebuilding some overhead lines. The new facilities were placed into service during the first week in June.

Several years ago we committed to our Floyd Hill area customers that we would improve reliability. This project realizes that commitment.