Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:33 AM
Source: Associated Press
PLAQUEMINE - Work is under way in Plaquemine on installation of a new, $900,000 transformer designed to boost the city electrical system's voltage capacity and provide more stable electric service as part of a $4 million substation upgrade.
Plaquemine Mayor Mark Gulotta says he hopes to have the new transformer online by the summer.
The new transformer, which arrived Dec. 30, will replace the city's current one, which Gulotta said was built in the 1950s and had begun to show troubling signs.
Plaquemine Director of Utilities Frank Mott said the city has been operating its own electrical system for decades. It serves about 5,500 households.
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