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Electric System Improvements Near You


Greenleaf Substation Transformer Replacement


LREC and KAMO Power, the trans- mission company that LREC buys elec- tric from, have recently replaced


the


Greenleaf Substation transformer with a larger one. The larger transformer allows LREC to meet the growing electrical de- mand of the members near Braggs, Okla- homa and surrounding areas. “The load served by the old transform-


er nearly reached the capacity rating of the transformer during the 2012 summer peak, and we have had several new loads come on-line in the area since the fall of 2013. If we have another summer like we did in 2012, then the transformer would have been overloaded beyond its capac- ity rating. This is one of the main reasons KAMO upgraded the transformer,” stated Logan Pleasant, LREC Engineer. Substation upgrades are required to make sure businesses, residents, and in- dustrial facilities continue to have a re- liable supply of electricity for years to come.


Remember the voltage entering and


exiting a substation far exceeds anything you’ll find at home. Fences protect you and the equipment housed within. Never enter a substation.


DEFINITION Substation


Substations are the connection points between power lines of varying voltage and contain equipment that control and protect the flow of power. Substations include transformers that step down and step up the voltage so power can be transmitted through transmission lines or distributed to your community through distribution lines.


DEFINITION Transformers


Transformers step down the voltage in a substation so power can be distributed safely to your community through distribution lines. Transformers also step up the voltage so power can be transmitted through transmission lines.


LREC Powerline Press 3


Photo by: KAMO


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