From the September 2015 Boardlines: Info and Opinions from Your Board Members
I’ve had several folks ask me about all the Central Lincoln activity on Highway 101 in the northern portion of Florence: What’s going on?
I’m happy to share that Central Lincoln is investing about $6 million in upgrading our lines on Highway 101 in Florence, which will complete a loop around Florence that will reduce outages in this area. You hate outages as do I, and less of them will be a good thing.
We’re also building a new substation at the Pacific View Business Park. We’ve been planning for this substation for many years, and now it’s needed due to considerable growth in the Florence area in the past ten years. We hope to have the new Kingwood Substation up and running by the end of this year.
The third phase of the project is an upgrade of our Heceta Beach Substation. It’s served the north Florence area well, but needs modernizing to accommodate additional growth in our system. We expect to start this last phase of the project in the spring of next year, completing the project by next October.
Central Lincoln exists solely to serve its customers, and I’m hopeful these upgrades will give you even more reasons to be pleased with the service we provide.