On the outskirts of Vevay, Ind., one of Hoosier Energy’s primary substations has had substantial improvements made. The focus of this four-month project was to connect an alternate AC source for a nearby microwave tower. Power is being supplied by Southeastern Indiana REMC.
Substations are a vital part of the electrical grid. What are they and how do they provide an essential function on the grid?
Hoosier Energy has interconnect points with other utilities on the grid. As power is transmitted – either being purchased or sold from one utility to another – equipment known as tie lines are used to provide an economical path for the energy to be supplied to the load.
A mobile substation is a large piece of equipment, replicating the job of a stand-alone substation, that can be transported to a designated location, set up and then used for an undetermined amount of time so that service is not interrupted while work is performed on the substation.
Leaders of the Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS) program honored the 38th graduating class on Oct. 20 at the French Lick Resort.
June 2016: Backup transformer transported to substation will improve grid reliability.