Edmond's new electrical substation is up and running

Edmond Electric has a new $2.6 million substation online in the northeast part of the city. The new substation is named after Charlie Burgett, the director of Edmond Electric for 19 years.
by Diana Baldwin Published: October 9, 2012

Work on the new substation, which is the home of Edmond's largest transformer, started in June 2011. Final tests were completed last week.

Edmond Electric had 305 megawatts of electricity available. The new substation increases the electrical capacity by 25 megawatts.

A megawatt is a measurement of bulk electricity equal to 1 million watts. One megawatt is enough electricity to light 16,666 60-watt bulbs. Edmond now has nine electrical substations in the 90-square-mile city.

The decorative black fence that surrounds the property matches the one at Boulevard and 21st Street, said Jerry Cockrell, Edmond Electric substation operations and maintenance supervisor.

“We wanted curb appeal,” Cockerell said. “We wanted to be neighbor-friendly.”

Landscaping also is planned, but not yet in place, Cockerell said.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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