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The substation will be located south of 13th Street, between Scouller Street and Spinnaker Coves Lake. The location was chosen by the water treatment facility project steering committee.
The substation is needed to supply power to the City of Wichita’s new water treatment facility.
The substation will be surrounded by a decorative stone wall and utilize two steel power poles an average of 75 feet tall.
The substation will follow a similar design as Evergy's existing substation located near 47th Street South and Webb Road.
Substation transformers emit some noise. The stone wall will help buffer sound.
The substation will have security lighting that can be turned on and off as needed.
Once the substation is operational, Evergy will perform preventative maintenance once a month during normal business hours. Evergy will access the substation for equipment upgrades or unplanned maintenance as needed.
No further easements or land acquisitions are anticipated.
Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2021 and be completed in 18 to 24 months.
Evergy will design and construct the substation using both Evergy resources and subcontractors depending on the task. Evergy will provide project management services and coordination during the construction of the project.
Evergy will maintain the substation, including landscaping inside and directly outside the stone wall.
The substation will be funded by the City of Wichita's water treatment facility project.