New Transformer Installed in Garden City South Substation

On January 10, the City of Garden City received delivery of their 40 MVA power transformer. Installation began on January 11 at the Garden City South Substation along with instrumentation wiring in the control building. This is part of the Asset Purchase Agreement between Garden City, Wheatland Electric Cooperative, and the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation. The project/ purchase is currently on schedule to close in May 2021. Kent Pottorf, Electrical Engineering / SCADA Manager, leads his crew of Keo Bounpaseuth, Bob Arellano, Nick Hansen, Jose Chan, and Ryan Bewley to ensure this project is progressing safely and as planned. The vacuum testing and oil filling steps require staff to be on-site 24 hours per day.

Time-lapse video of the installation: