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Philadelphia-based PECO has received approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to build a new electric transmission substation in Worcester Township. The $45 million project is PECO's largest project this year as part of the company's $400 million capital investments for improved system performance and reliability for this year.

The substation will be located on a 10-acre site close to the intersection of two existing transmission corridors in the Center Point section of Worcester. The substation will transform high-voltage power (500 kV) from one set of transmission lines to lower-voltage power (230 kV) on another set of transmission lines. The power will then be re-routed and sent through the regional electrical system more efficiently, resolving reliability concerns identified by PECO and the transmission grid operator PJM Interconnection LLC.

An administrative law judge for the PUC recommended approval of the project last month, finding the company had justified the need for the new facility and the location would have the least impact on the community.

Initial site preparation is under way, and construction of the substation and is expected to begin soon.

SOURCE: PECO


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