Middle Tennessee Electric officials recently energized a new substation that has increased power reliability for the residents and businesses in southern Rutherford County, Tennessee.
"The energization of our new substation will primarily benefit Eagleville, Rockvale, Versailles and the Salem areas," MTEMC Electrical Engineer Larry Taylor said.
The substation, which took about a year and approximately $3 million to build, is located off Highway 99, just past Old Rockvale Road. The new construction will improve system efficiency for approximately 4,000 Middle Tennessee Electric members.
"Steady growth in Christiana and Rockvale, which have included a new school, businesses and homes, have made this new substation a necessity," Taylor added.
A substation is the point where Middle Tennessee Electric receives electricity from Tennessee Valley Authority power lines. The substation distributes electricity through a network of breakers, transformers and power lines to MTEMC members.