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Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, Sterling, Kansas, Officials Cut Ribbon on New Substation

Officials with the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, a joint action agency, recently participated in a ribbon cutting with Sterling, Kansas, officials, for a new substation in the city.

The substation project has doubled the capacity the city can now receive from its transmission provider. It will also allow the city to avoid having to run its power plant during high load situations when the current transformer would not handle the entire load of the city, KMEA said.

The new substation transformer “creates less wear and tear on our power plant engines because the engines will no longer have to run when the transformer is overloaded,” the city noted in a Facebook post.

Photo courtesy of KMEA