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Substation Switch-Over Postponed

City of Russell LogoSunflower Electric and Western Cooperative have notified the City of Russell that they will not be ready to make the switch-over from the temporary transformer to the permanent transformer that was scheduled for 1 PM on Friday, September 7.

It is projected the switch-over will not occur until next week. Once a date and time have been set City staff will notify the public.

The City of Russell thanks you for your patience and your understanding as the necessary repairs and switch-over are made safely.

Original story posted Thursday: The transformer equipment failure that occurred on Thursday, August 30 at the Sunflower Interconnection Substation near Russell required a mobile transformer from Liberal to re-establish the interconnection tie to the transmission grid while the failed equipment was replaced.

Sunflower Electric and Western Cooperative have completed repairs on the permanent transformer. Final testing is being conducted.

The switch-over from the temporary transformer to the permanent transformer is scheduled for 1 PM on Friday, September 7. A service interruption is not anticipated during the switch-over. However, an outage is possible. Please make necessary arrangements.

The City of Russell thanks you for your patience during the prolonged outage on August 30 and your understanding as the necessary repairs are made safely.

(Information courtesy City of Russell.)

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