CPW approved for $1.1 million in parts for 5th substation

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Commissioners at Greer CPW approved $1.1 in parts for construction of the utility's fifth substation.

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Commissioners at Greer CPW approved $1.1 in parts for construction of the utility's fifth substation.


Bids for parts have been approved for construction of the fifth substation in the Greer Commission of Public Works inventory.

The three CPW commissioners unanimously approved $1.1 million and General Manager Jeff Tuttle said the lease to the property on the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District site has been signed.

The total cost of the substation has been put at $2.5-$3 million. Funding was secured from the state-owned electric and water utility Santee Cooper with a $3.5 million, 5-year interest free loan in 2013. CPW Commissioners approved the loan and guaranteed its payoff with City Council’s approval.

Once the parts have arrived construction is expected to take about 12 months, and being online in 2016.

The substation will help with the additional power needs of the Inland Port and eastside industrial and manufacturing expansion and new housing communities.

Greer CPW purchases its electricity from the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) and uses Duke Energy’s lines to transfer the power.

The parts, winning bidder and cost approved Monday were:

• Power Transformers, SPX Transformer Solutions $800,162

• Circuit Switchers, Southern States LLC, $70,540

• Vacuum Circuit Breakers and Spare Relay, Siemens Industry, $91,970

• Voltage Regulators and Spare Regulator Controls, National Transformer Sales, $187,725.

Commissioners also separately approved the Bent Creek sewer extension to Dan Moorhead Construction for $449,795. That will push the CPW infrastructure toward Hwy. 101.



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