Investing to improve service

To ensure customers have the safe, reliable electricity they need, Pacific Power continues to make targeted long-term investments in its system. The system investments work to ensure capacity, improve equipment performance and maintain or restore service when electricity needs to be rerouted.

In 2015, transformer capacity was added to the Pacific Power substation near Boardman. This important project provides for additional irrigation pumps and enhances the overall reliability of the regional transmission grid that delivers electricity to homes and businesses.

Construction will begin this year to install an additional 230-kilovolt circuit breaker at the utility’s Pilot Butte substation near Bend. The new equipment improves reliability and operational flexibility in the area and is expected to be in service by late 2016.

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