National Grid is taking another step to improve electricity service to the Tri Lakes region in New York State (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake) with the installation of new equipment at the Trudeau Road substation in Lake Colby that will increase the amount of energy available to the area. The work includes the installation of a static var compensator, a step necessary prior to the construction of new overhead power lines, the company reported. A similar modification was made last month at the Tupper Lake substation and continues to successfully operate and deliver energy to meet the region’s energy needs.
“The work we will be doing this month is part of our comprehensive plan to improve service to the Tri Lakes region,” said National Grid project manager Michael King. “This work should have no impact on customers, but if temporary outages or voltage reductions occur we’ve made preparations to limit their impact.”