Con Edison Modernizes Substation

The East 13th Street substation is seen in the foreground, in front of the East River generating station, near FDR Drive and the East River.

Con Edison Modernizes Substation Serving NYC

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the utility upgrades equipment at a critical downtown substation powering Manhattan.

This was the moment of truth. On May 8, 2016, the Energy Control Center was about to issue the command to close Breaker 4 and energize the first 345-kV transformer at the East 13th Street substation. At 1:58 p.m. the command was sent, Breaker 4 closed, and the new integrated substation automation and protection system (SAPS) was officially on-line.

A few team members momentarily held their breath as the Breaker 4 command was issued. It was Con Edison’s first time inst

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