EDMOND — Edmond Electric's newest electrical substation, designed for growth, is now online in the northeast part of the city.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $2.6 million substation is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The C.R. Burgett Substation is on Air Depot Road, just north of Covell Road.
The substation is named for Charlie Burgett, who was director of Edmond Electric for 19 years.
“It's an honor to recognize Charlie for his years of service and his dedication and commitment to making Edmond Electric the sound, reliable system it is today,” said Mayor Charles Lamb.
Burgett was in charge when the two acres of land for the new substation were purchased. It is about a quarter of a mile north of Covell Road.
“Charles did a great job while he was here,” said Glenn Fisher, Edmond Electric director. “That is why Edmond Electric is as reliable as it is.”
Naming the substation after Burgett is one way the city can show appreciation for his work, Fisher said.
The substation was designed and built to be expanded as Edmond grows. The current configuration of the substation will serve about 3,000 Edmond homes and businesses.