Allen Street Substation Construction Progressing
The $2,100,000 Allen Street Substation Upgrade is progressing even during the middle of winter. The Substation Transformer, Switchgear and various other components are on site. Footings are being dug in preparation for the new building that houses all the electrical components. Once the project is complete the transformer will be energized and the old Allen Street Substation will be dismantled.
The Allen Street Substation Upgrade is the result of the Electric Transmission Companies delivering electricity to Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility planning to upgrade their delivery voltage from 34,500 Volts to 69,000 Volts. The Transmission Company voltage increase is expected to take place during 2019.